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2013-10-17 08:32:39

BRUSSELS, October 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- With high-speed satellite broadband now available in all 28 EU countries, Europe today reached a major milestone in its drive to bridge the Digital Divide. The opportunity of broadband for all became a reality with the launch of satellite broadband services in the Baltics, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania being the last countries to be added to a network of service providers across Member States. Thanks to satellite-based...

Cyber Security Proposal Looks To Force Companies To Report Hack Attacks
2013-02-07 12:03:42

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online New cyber security proposals in the European Union (EU) could force companies to report when their systems are attacked. This proposal is part of the nation's commitment to battle cyber-crime as well as protect its citizens from cyber-attacks. Such a proposal would affect more than 40,000 companies in the EU. Banks, cloud providers, hospitals and even search engine providers are now being labeled as “Critical...

Brain, Graphene Research Wins $1.3 Billion In Funding From European Commission
2013-01-28 10:45:54

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online As part of a concerted effort to boost scientific research amongst its member nations, the European Commission announced two $1.3-billion winners of the EU's Future and Emerging Technologies competition. The two international and multi-institutional projects, the “Human Brain Project” and “Graphene”, will each receive over $1.3 billion during the course of the coming decade. The awards are the largest of their...

2012-11-20 12:31:50

WASHINGTON, Nov. 20, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- European Commission Vice President for the Digital Agenda Neelie Kroes and the U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano have today signed a joint declaration in London, committing to make the Internet a safer and better place for children. In the declaration, Vice President Kroes and Secretary Napolitano: agree to implement joint campaigns on the occasion of an annual Safer Internet Day. As a first step, the U.S. Department...

European Union Announces Plans For New Cloud Computing Strategy
2012-09-27 14:54:37

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online The European Union made a move on Thursday to get its foot in the cloud computing door, saying it could deliver 2.5 million new jobs to Europe. EU's commissioner for digital affairs, Neelie Kroes announced new plans to develop European standards and certifications to get businesses to join the cloud computing market. Cloud computing is a way for users to store their data and software on remote servers, rather than having to...

2012-06-07 23:00:19

The web conferencing service, provided by ISL Online on the EuroCloud Day 2012, was a success. Neelie Kroes, Vice President of the European Commission, delivered her speech live through ISL Groop web conference to 1200 attendees in 14 European countries. (PRWEB UK) 7 June 2012 EuroCloud Day, held on 23rd May 2012, brought together 14 EU countries and over 1200 attendees which assisted the largest online conference. To carry out this technically demanding task EuroCloud management team has...

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2011-06-22 08:55:00

Not enough is done by social networking sites such as Facebook to protect children from potential dangers like online bullying and pedophiles, the European Commission reports. Fourteen leading social network sites were tested by the Commission and only two "“ Bebo and MySpace "“ had the necessary precautions to make sure that "potential strangers" are not able to gain access to profiles of minors. "I am disappointed that most social networking sites are failing to ensure that...

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2011-04-19 06:53:58

More than three-quarters of children in Europe have a profile on one or more social networking sites, and about 1 in 5 under the age of thirteen have a Facebook profile despite age restrictions, according to a new survey released Monday by the European Commission (EC). The EC poll found that 43 percent of young people surveyed overall had an online profile, but that figure shot up to 88 percent for those aged 13 and 16. The survey, published by the EUKidsOnline network, polled 25,000...

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2009-12-16 12:15:00

European Union regulators ended a decade-long anti-trust dispute with computer giant Microsoft after reaching a deal that would open up new PCs to rival Internet browsers. Brussels announced the new binding agreement that will allow computer users in Europe who buy new hardware based on Microsoft's Windows operating system to choose which browser they want to install on their PC. Starting in mid-March, the five-year deal will end years of massive fines backed by an EU court. A similar...

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2009-10-07 14:55:36

Negotiations between software giant Microsoft and the European Union may be near settlement after Microsoft made concessions to address antitrust concerns. The EU's competition commissioner, Neelie Kroes, said Wednesday that she had "good grounds for thinking we are moving towards a very satisfactory resolution." According to Bloomberg, Kroes hopes both cases will be resolved by the end of the year. "This is a trustful deal that we're making. I trust Microsoft," she said in a press briefing...