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Bulgarian Interior Ministry will only be able to use electronic communication data stored by service providers in the case of serious crime and computer related crime, Parliament decided on February 19 2009. Amendments to the Law on Electronic Communication further limit access by the ministry by making it subject to the Law on Special Intelligence… » read more

How to read EU blogs?

A novelty has appeared in the European blogosphere: bloggingportal.eu. As they themselves put it, it could become a “new way to read blogs about EU affairs”. The blogaggregator syndicates the content from currently 278 blogs about Europe and the European Union in as many languages as possible. By also structuring and rating the different posts… » read more

We have to abolish Regulation ? 40, which gives the Ministry of Interior the right to retain data for every Internet-user who has an e-mail, instant messaging software or simply surfs the web, appealed the member of the Parliament, Mr Nikolay Kamov during the discussion of the scandalous enactment. He added that he could enter… » read more

A specialised mobile provider Webtel.mobi has launched. It provides mobile calling and texting services to all web-enabled phones in Europe and worldwide at up to 80% less than standard mobile rates. Available in all EU and European countries, on all web-enabled phones and networks, it’s free to join, no contract is required, and users use… » read more

Thank god it’s Friday and the Open Days are over. But I don’t want to go into the weekend before having posted my report on our great Web 2.0. and Knowledge Management seminar yesterday. I start with the bad news: Those who were not there missed a great seminar, some excellent speakers and a really… » read more

Aspects of Google are pretty popular in Germany; the latest comScore data indicates, for example, that it’s cornered 79.8 percent of the country’s search market. Google Street View is being looked at in a different light, however, and may hit a show-stopping barrier in the town of Molfsee. Reinhold Harwart, the leader of the Christian… » read more

When Singapore announced its national broadband strategy the world followed impatiently. Singapore Government required a structural separated passive infrastructure operator/developer (NetCo) and an operational separated operating company (OpCo) for its national broadband network infrastructure. Last week, Singapore hit another home-rum by awarding the passive infrastructure (RFP issued late 2007) to OpenNet Consortium which made a… » read more

The European Union Telecoms Commissioner Viviane Reding has supported reducing the price of sending a mobile text message from one EU country to another by 16 cents. Reding’s proposal is now being distributed to all other EU Commissioners before they formally implement it in early October. The EU’s 27 member states and the European Parliament… » read more

Could be in U.S. in 3 weeks The European Court of Human Rights has rejected the appeal of British hacker Gary McKinnon, opening the door for him to be extradited to the United States within weeks. McKinnon is accused of carrying out “the biggest military hack of all time” and could face up to 70… » read more

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