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Mass surveillance for national security does conflict with EU privacy rights, court advisor suggests

Mass surveillance regimes in the UK, Belgium and France which require bulk collection of digital data for a national security purpose may be at least partially in breach of fundamental privacy rights of European Union citizens, per the opinion of an influential advisor to Europe’s top court issued today. Advocate general Campos Sánchez-Bordona’s (non-legally binding) ...

Europe’s top court sharpens guidance for sites using leaky social plug-ins

Europe’s top court has made a ruling that could affect scores of websites that embed the Facebook ‘Like’ button and receive visitors from the region. The ruling by the Court of Justice of the EU states such sites are jointly responsible for the initial data processing — and must either obtain informed consent from site ...

Like Amazon, Google sends voice assistant recordings to contractors for transcription, including recordings made inadvertently

After Bloomberg revealed that Amazon secretly sent recordings from Alexa to subcontractors all over the world in order to improve its speech-recognition systems, a whistleblower leaked recordings from Google Home to investigative reporters from VRT, revealing that Google, too, was sending audio clips from its voice assistant technology to pieceworkers through the Crowdsource app.

The contractors ...

GDPR adtech complaints keep stacking up in Europe

It’s a year since Europe’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into force and leaky adtech is now facing privacy complaints in four more European Union markets. This ups the tally to seven markets where data protection authorities have been urged to investigate a core function of behavioral advertising. The latest clutch of GDPR complaints ...

In February, Tesla Model 3 Was Best-Selling EV In Belgium

03.18.2019 · Posted in Cars Articles, Other Vehicles Articles

One or two more months should secure the top spot for the year Tesla Model 3 right from the start of volume deliveries in Europe has become the best-selling plug-in electric car model in Belgium, which doesn’t surprise us as Belgium is now the center of supply through the port of Zeebrugge. With 197 new ...

The “splinternet” is already here

Keith Wright Contributor Share on Twitter Keith Wright is a Villanova School of Business instructor of Accounting and Information Systems, founder of Simplicity On-Demand LLC and former Senior Vice President for Global Sales Operations for SAP. There is no question that the arrival of a fragmented and divided internet is now upon us. The “splinternet,” ...

Google has quietly added DuckDuckGo as a search engine option for Chrome users in ~60 markets

In an update to the chromium engine, which underpins Google’s popular Chrome browser, the search giant has quietly updated the lists of default search engines it offers per market — expanding the choice of search product users can pick from in markets around the world. Most notably it’s expanded search engine lists to include pro-privacy ...

Brussels Airport Switches To Electric Buses With BYD

03.13.2019 · Posted in Cars Articles, Other Vehicles Articles

More travelers will be able to experience electric buses Brussels Airport Company (BAC), operator of Zaventem Airport, in Brussels, Belgium is introducing the first BYD electric buses in its fleet. The Chinese manufacturer received from BAC an order for a total of 30 12m buses and 30 depot chargers, which will be used under a 10-year ...

Tesla Model 3 Europe Deliveries Supported By Huge 300 Charger Hub

02.12.2019 · Posted in Cars Articles, Other Vehicles Articles

Charging point level? Grand master! Tesla enthusiasts further explored the port of Zeebrugge, Belgium, where Tesla shipped the first volume delivery of about 1,400 Model 3 in Europe. While there, they spotted a massive charging station for cars that are unloaded. According to Tom Randall, there are 300 charging points – reportedly 7.4 kW supplied by EVbox. ...

Belgium: Say No To Article 13 and 11

L’Union européenne est sur le point de donner encore plus de pouvoir à une poignée d’entreprises géantes états-uniennes en technologie, en échange contre des accords temporaires de partage des bénéfices avec une poignée d’entreprises géantes européennes de divertissements. Cela entraînerait en contrepartie une censure de masse et affaiblirait encore plus la position de négociation des ...