Ever heard of a National Security Letter? They can gag companies from telling a person that their data has been taken for U.S. inspection. But Europe is helping put a stop to it.
Zack Whittaker reports on the latest technology news from the United Kingdom and Europe, served with buttered crumpets and a side of sarcasm.
Zack Whittaker writes for ZDNet, CNET, and CBS News. He is based in New York City.
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Twitter said today that it will begin censoring tweets, if required by law, on a country-by-country basis. Europeans and Americans, however, will most likely be affected.
Exclusive: One prominent member of the European Parliament describes how the Commission is effectively in denial over the reach of U.S. law on European citizens.
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The European Commission has announced the Data Protection Regulation, which will govern the data and privacy laws of Europe's 27 member states. Here's what you need to know.
Apple's appeal to have Samsung's Galaxy tablets banned in the Netherlands was shot down today. Can the two giants now call it a truce in the region?
A U.S.-based consumer group has urged the European competition commissioner to block the proposed Google takeover of Motorola Mobility, in the first complaint of its kind.
While the controversial law still concerns many, a report due to be released this week is expected to say France's anti-piracy laws work, with a 22-percent increase in iTunes usage.
Europe's new data protection laws are set to be announced on Wednesday. Despite the details leaking last year, Facebook, Google and other Web companies are still in for a shock.