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By egarciagarcia | A personal compilation of the news that are shaping the #digital future of Europe.

Democrats want to turn net neutrality into the next GOP health-care debacle

Now that federal regulators have released their official proposal to repeal the government's net neutrality rules, Democrats are vowing, Churchill-style, to fight that measure in the courts, at the Federal Communications Commission and in the realm of public opinion. Sensing they've hit on a …

Net Neutrality

BBVA launches an open API marketplace for developers and startups

Spanish bank BBVA has launched an open banking platform by making its APIs publicly available.<p>The BBVA API Market will release eight of the bank’s …

European News

Three-quarters of internet of things projects are at risk of failure

The vast majority of internet of things (IoT) projects are either at risk of failure or doomed to fail, with almost two-thirds stalling at the proof …

Internet of Things

BDUK broadband roll-out hits 8,000 homes per million pounds spent

Broadband Delivery UK (BDUK), the government-owned programme that aims to deliver a 24Mbps broadband service to parts of the UK left out of the …

Tech Industry

Digital-only business bank gets regulatory approval

CivilisedBank, an online-only bank built on cloud-based software, is the latest challenger bank to receive regulatory approval in the UK, and it …

Banking

Finding customer data is big hurdle to meeting GDPR right to erasure

Locating customer data is likely to be the biggest challenge to fulfilling personal data erasure requests under the EU’s General Data Protection …

Privacy

Fitness trackers out of step when measuring calories, research shows

Compared with gold-standard laboratory measurements, scientists found devices poor at tracking calories burned, but good at monitoring heart rate<p>Fitness devices can help monitor heart rate but are unreliable at keeping tabs on calories burned, research has revealed.<p>Scientists put seven consumer …

Wearable Tech

Theresa May wants tech giants to help fight terrorism

U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May will call on G7 leaders to work together to pressure tech giants like Google, Facebook and Twitter to do more to …

Theresa May

EU states back bill against online hate speech

It also comes on the heels of a suicide terror attack in the UK that ended the lives of 22 people and injured 59 others following a concert in …

Hate Crimes

organize, read and share what matters to you.

Feedly connects you to the information and knowledge you care about. We help you get more out of you work, education, hobbies and interests. The …

Car-sharing's promise of clean cities

Or perhaps you'd opt for the taxi-bus, which you would have to book thirty minutes in advance. It seats 16, and stops a maximum of 300 metres away …

European News

EU states approve plans to make social media firms tackle hate speech

European Union ministers approved proposals on Tuesday (23 May) to make social media companies such as Facebook, Twitter and Google’s YouTube tackle …

Censorship

Adapting to technological changes, preserving European competitiveness and fundamental values in audiovisual services

The proposal simplifies the rules governing the "country of origin principle" (whereby service providers are subject only to the rules applicable in …

European News

Why do we need 'accidental heroes' to deal with global cyber-attacks?

Big tech firms say they are the only providers of large cybersecurity services – even as their products are compromised. The conflict of interest is huge<p>To appreciate the perversity of our reliance on US technology giants, you just need to grapple with the fact that one of the likely winners in the …

Cybersecurity

Google’s focus on AI means it will get even deeper into our lives

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CALIF. — Google kicked off its annual developers conference Wednesday by outlining a broad vision of how it thinks artificial intelligence will shape the way we communicate, travel, work and play.<p>Chief executive Sundar Pichai said that improving artificial intelligence is Google's …

Artificial Intelligence

Do You Want to Be a Cyborg?

WARSAW/MELBOURNE – Have you ever wished you could add extra memory to your brain? Elon Musk may be able to help you with that.<p>Musk heads the company …

Singularity

Restoring Competition in the Digital Economy

MUNICH – The digital economy is carving out new divides between capital and labor, by allowing one firm, or a small number of firms, to capture an …

Economics

Facebook’s battle of five armies

Facebook better not let down its guard.<p>The €110 million fine leveled this week by the European Commission might be a minor burn for the social media …

Privacy

DIGITAL4DEVELOPMENT: a new approach in the EU's development tool kit

<i>Authors: Roberto Viola (Director General DG Connect)/Stefano Manservisi (Director General DG DEVCO)</i><p>In many ways, this is what connects the two …

Innovation

FCC votes to start rolling back landmark net neutrality rules

The Republican-led Federal Communications Commission voted Thursday to begin undoing a key decision from the Obama era that could relax regulations on Internet providers.<p>The move highlights the uphill battle for Democrats and consumer advocates, who say that weaker rules could allow Internet …

Internet

Watching online films and TV while abroad | News | European Parliament

<b>Parliament approved on Thursday new rules allowing EU citizens to access online subscription content while abroad</b><p>access to online subscription …

Privacy

Journal | ELIMINATING THE HUMAN

I have a theory that much recent tech development and innovation over the last decade or so has had an unspoken overarching agenda—it has…

Amazon AI chief: We don’t need a ‘kill switch’ for ‘smart’ machines

Ralf Herbrich is one of the three masterminds behind Amazon’s artificial intelligence, the secret formula responsible for the exponential growth of …

Intelligence

Member states want to change investment rules in telecoms overhaul

EU countries have changed measures on network investment in a major telecoms bill and are kicking negotiations into the second half of this year.<p>A …

Brexit

Facebook fined £94m for 'misleading' EU over WhatsApp takeover

European commission says fine is a ‘clear signal’ to companies that they must comply with EU merger rules<p>Facebook has been fined €110m (£94m) by the EU for providing misleading information about its 2014 takeover of WhatsApp.<p>The European commission said it had imposed a “proportionate” fine on the …

Privacy

In Europe political attitudes to Facebook are changing

Latest fine shows tech giants increasingly seen as destructive and obstructive, whether on tax, privacy or competition law<p>Facebook’s €110m fine by the European commission for providing misleading information about data-sharing between Facebook and WhatsApp is just one of a growing number of …

Privacy

TWINO and KPMG report shows growth in Europe's alternative lending

The growth of alternative lending options in Europe, such as peer-to-peer (P2P) lending, will require new regulation and oversight, according to a …

Member states want looser data rules in draft ePrivacy bill

EU member states are divided over a proposal to change privacy rules for telecoms operators, with some countries calling for looser rules on when …

Privacy

GDPR: a quick start guide

On 28 May 2018 the EU’s ambitious General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into force, with the aim of strengthening data privacy and …

Privacy