As part of an effort to raise the level of online security in the European Union, the European Commission said Wednesday it has begun work on a computer-hacking law.
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A global telephone-tapping service dubbed Echelon has been intercepting messages and conversations since 1978, according to the testimony of Margaret Newsham, a former U.S. National Security Agency (NSA) software and systems programmer.
The European Commission said Friday that a quick adoption of IP version 6 (IPv6) is crucial to the successful launch of third-generation (3G) mobile phones in Europe, due to start in June next year.
The European Commission denied Thursday that it is split on the question of whether to allow network sharing on the beleaguered 3G (third generation) mobile phone networks due to open up in June of next year.
The European Commission has opened itself up to criticism from consumers and industry alike over its handling of a proposed law governing cross-border online disputes within the 15-nation European Union.
The European Commission said Wednesday it is closing its investigation into Microsoft Corp.'s influence on the digital cable operator market in Europe, after the company agreed to scrap its so-called technology boards.
An over-invasive, unclear treaty on cyber-crime prevention with transatlantic impact is on course for ratification by the 41-member Council of Europe, warned the European association of Internet service providers, EuroISPA, Thursday.
The European Commission has given its strongest indication yet that it plans to punish Microsoft for abusing its dominant position in the operating systems software market in Europe.
The number of European households connected to the Internet increased by 55 percent between March and October of last year and Europe now has more users than the US, the European Commission said Wednesday.
German net filtering company Webwasher.com AG has released a new version of its software for the Linux and Windows operating systems that can filter out all of the new, larger Web site ads that were launched last month.
Making a song and dance of it won the music industry almost exactly what it wanted from a vote on European copyright law taken in Strasbourg Wednesday.
The European Parliament on Wednesday voted in favor of allowing people to copy digital content, such as music and films on CDs or from the Internet, as long as the copying is not for commercial purposes.
Civil liberties are under attack in Europe in the form of software legislation and cyber-crime codes, open source software guru Richard Stallman warned this weekend.
European Union finance ministers shelved plans to introduce value added tax on online transactions, setting themselves a deadline of the end of June next year by which to reach a decision.
Forty-one countries stretching from Iceland to the former Soviet republic of Georgia could be close to approving a treaty that would fight cyber crime.