Spanish ‘SOPA’ Gives Look Into A Future Of Internet Control

It seems like forever ago when the Internet beat back the forces of IP holders and politicians in January for trying to pass SOPA and PIPA. While we have seen some instances of what these bills could do with the…

Constitución de Cádiz: Spanish Constitution’s 200th

March 19th, of this year marks the 200th anniversary of Spanish Constitution. The Spanish nickname the day La Pepa, because it was adopted on Saint Joseph’s Day. I am at a loss for words to describe what exactly happened on…

$500 Million Spanish Treasure Recovered

The 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Atlanta, Georgia denied another motion from the Odyssey Marine Exploration Company to keep over $500 million in recovered treasure. The treasure was recovered by Odyssey in 2007 from a sunken ship off…

MegaUpload: Pirate Party Registering Complaints Against U.S.

MegaUpload, center of a recent sting operation from the FBI and DoJ, hosted a lot of copyrighted files. People may forget that it was also a legitimate business as well that hosted documents for businesses and personal use. With the…

PlayStation Network Hackers Arrested in Spain

It looks like the first arrests in the April PlayStation Network hack have been made. The Spanish National Police say that they have detained three people – one man and two of unknown gender – in connection with the attacks…

Google Merchant Center Opens In Italy, The Netherlands, Spain

It should soon become much easier for people in Italy, the Netherlands, and Spain to find the best deals online.  Google indicated today that it’s moving towards launching Google Product Search/Google Shopping in those countries, opening the Google Merchant Center as a preliminary step.

The Google Merchant Center is in large part what makes Google Product Search work; it’s a site that allows businesses to submit data product feeds, ensuring that users see up to date information.

Spain Weighs $3.3M Fine For Street View Data Gaffe

For better or for worse, the Spanish Agency for Data Protection isn’t ready to forgive Google for collecting sensitive WiFi data along with Street View photos.  Indeed, it’s moved its investigation forward in a big way, starting a process that might result in fines totaling $3.3 million.

Spanish Judge Accelerates Street View Probe

A lawsuit that was filed against Google in Spain two months ago is starting to pay off – at least for the organization that filed it.  Now Google’s been called before a judge due to the way in which Street View cars collected sensitive WiFi data while taking pictures.

Obviously, this isn’t good news for Google.  Aside from the fact that the case is still active at all, the speed at which things are moving forward is a little disconcerting.

Spanish Lawsuit Joins Stack Against Google

Google’s collection of sensitive WiFi data sent over personal networks will cause the company problems for a long time if a group with a long name has its way.  The Association for the Prevention and Investigation of Crime, Abuse and Malpractice in Information Technology and Advanced Communications has filed a lawsuit in Spain.

Europeans Embrace Mobile Music More Than Americans

Nearly a quarter (23.8%) of mobile users across the five largest European mobile markets (UK, France, Germany, Italy and Spain) listened to music on their mobile handsets during the first quarter of this year, according to a new report from comScore.

The 54 million total music users in the EU5 countries represent a 10 percent increase in the past year.