Estonia

Estonia, Iceland have the most internet freedom

TALLINN - Internet freedom is highest globally in Estonia and Iceland, according to the newest edition of a report from Freedom House titled "Freedom …

Censorship

Estonia cuffs suspect, claims he's a Russian 'hacker spy'

Russia has denied that a person nabbed by Estonian local authorities was one of its spies. Estonia alleges the suspect had been intent on hacking …

Russia

Estonia had more new e-Residents last year than children born

Wait, what?!<p>Estonia’s virtual masses<p>That’s because in 2017 there were more applicants to become an e-Resident than the total number of births in the …

Estonia arrests suspected Russian FSB agent

TALLINN (Reuters) - Estonia has detained a man suspected of being a Russian agent operating against the Estonian state, the prosecutor’s office said on Tuesday.<p>The man was stopped at the weekend as he prepared to leave Estonia for Russia from the north-east border town of Narva. He was formally …

Russia

Estonia Withdraws 760k E-Residency Cards as Hacker Threat Grows

Estonia has canceled its 760,000 of its national ID cards after researchers found a cryptography flaw they contain is “much worse” than they …

Security

We can use our smartphones to elect our leaders – here’s how

When was the last time you hailed a cab? Visited your banker? Found a date at a bar? Searched the shelves of a bookstore?<p>Almost every part of our lives has migrated online in some way. From getting a ride, to banking, to dating, to buying books, there are few activities still conducted entirely …

Opinion

Security flaw forces Estonia ID 'lockdown'

<b>Estonia is to block thousands of citizens from accessing online government services from Saturday while it works to fix a security flaw.</b><p>A problem with the country's national identity cards was identified earlier this year, affecting 760,000 people.<p>The flaw could let attackers decrypt private data …

Security

Weaken From Within

Let us review, if only in brief, some of the facts as they are presently understood. Two years ago, a shadowy company based in Russia called the …

Russia

For Uber, if only Estonia were Europe

TALLINN — Uber has run into a host of political and regulatory troubles in many European cities.Then there’s the Estonian capital.A new law took …

Uber

Second Angle

Here’s a rad BMX video we had sent in from the crew over in Estonia…<p>▼ Advertisement ▼<p>▼ Advertisement ▼<p>Karel Kaldasaun sent through this new mix …

BMX

The slow train to Tallinn

In the first in a new series about the European nations we are soon to leave behind, Matthew Engel visits the Baltic state of Estonia, where people …

Russia

Europeans more positive about EU, survey shows

On balance, 55 percent of British respondents said the UK had benefited from EU membership. Among all European respondents, 47 percent said their …

European News

Estonia - Just One of Global Cryptography ‘Factorization’ Victims

Concern is mounting over the scale of cryptographic flaws revealed in Estonia’s e-Residency scheme.

Baltic States

Estonia’s former PM Rõivas quits over sexual harassment scandal

Estonia’s former center-right Prime Minister Taavi Rõivas announced he will resign as the national parliament’s second deputy president following …

European News

How Blockchain Could Change the Way You Vote and Pay Taxes

In an age when we can communicate, work, study, move money and even watch movies or read a book from the comfort of our own beds, iPhone in hand, …

Bitcoin

Estonia 1-2 Bosnia-Herzegovina

Dozens of flares were thrown onto the pitch as Bosnia-Herzegovina beat Estonia but fail to make it to the World Cup play-offs.

FIFA

Tiny Estonia leads Europe into digital age

None of the most important internet companies are in the EU. Estonia wants to change that. Almost every aspect of Estonian life can be transacted …

Digital Age

Britain 'unconditionally committed' to EU's security, says PM May

TAPA, Estonia (Reuters) - Britain will remain "unconditionally committed" to protecting Europe after it has left the European Union, Prime Minister Theresa May said on Friday, citing the need to come together in the face of threats from Russia.<p>"When a nation like Russia deliberately violates the …

World News

Britain 'unconditionally' committed to EU security : May

Britain is “unconditionally committed” to European security despite Brexit, Prime Minister Theresa May told British troops stationed with NATO in …

Brexit

The Latest: France's Macron says Brexit not really divorce

TALLINN, Estonia – The Latest on the European Union leaders' summit in Estonia (all times local):<p>7:50 p.m.<p>French President Emmanuel Macron says all the talk about Britain's "divorce" from the European Union has its limits as a metaphor for the political breakup.<p>Macron noted at an EU summit that …

Business

Britain 'unconditionally' committed to EU security: May

TAPA, Estonia: Britain is "unconditionally committed" to European security despite Brexit, Prime Minister Theresa May told British troops stationed …

World Politics

Beyond Brexit: UK seeks renewed security cooperation with EU

TALLINN, Estonia – British Prime Minister Theresa May is extending a hand of cooperation to the other 27 European Union leaders, proposing a "new security partnership" intended to survive the divorce proceedings preceding her country's departure from the bloc.<p>May offered the prospect of a …

Brexit

e-Residency joins forces with the UN to empower entrepreneurs in the developing world — e-Estonia

<b>Estonia’s e-Residency programme is now being used by the United Nations (UN) to improve access to e-commerce and entrepreneurship in developing</b> …

Innovation

Britain 'unconditionally committed' to EU's security, says May

TAPA, Estonia (Reuters) - Britain will remain "unconditionally committed" to protecting Europe after it has left the European Union, Prime Minister …

Brexit

Macron's EU vision faces reality check at Estonia dinner | Reuters

This story has not been edited by Firstpost staff and is generated by auto-feed.<p>Published Date: Sep 29, 2017 12:47 am | Updated Date: Sep 29, 2017 …

Baltic States

Macron's EU vision faces reality check at Estonia dinner

TALLINN (Reuters) - French President Emmanuel Macron can expound his ambitious new vision for the European Union when he meets his fellow EU leaders …

Economy

ID card security risk causes no changes in attitudes towards e-voting in Estonia

TALLINN - Figures from a survey carried out by pollster Kantar Emor show that the ID card security risk exposed in the beginning of September did not …

European News

Europe bank boss slams Estonia cryptocurrency plan

<b>Europe’s most powerful bank boss has strongly criticised Estonia’s idea of launching a digital currency backed by the state.</b><p>In a report by Reuters, …

Cryptocurrency

Estonia one of the best countries to be a parent

Finland and Estonia are the best countries in the world to be a parent when it comes to the work-life balance, according to a research by a British …

Work-life Balance

Greece has not sent Estonia any quota refugee files since May

Greek authorities have not sent any files for so-called quota refugees to Estonia since May, and as the last proceeding mission to Turkey produced no …

Refugees