Google's Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt met with the European Union's antitrust commissioner on Monday amid rumors that the Internet search giant will be hit with major objections by the European Commission early next year.
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Free software activists have released a peer-to-peer search engine to take on Google, Yahoo, Bing and others.
Europe's biggest cybersecurity agency, ENISA, has warned that social networking could lead to a feeling of being continuously under surveillance and paranoid behavior.
Dutch education authorities have decided to throw out their government’s open standards policy and instead lock in to Microsoft proprietary software for years to come, according to open-source advocates.
Douwe Korff, professor of international law at London Metropolitan University and a leading authority on data protection, said on Tuesday that the international anti-counterfeiting trade agreement (ACTA) is "badly-drafted, breaches many fundamental rights and lawmakers should throw it out and start from scratch."
European parliamentarians in the legal affairs committee have once again cast doubt on the efficacy of the controversial Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA), but stopped short of declaring it illegal.
A court case that open-source advocates say could have major repercussions on the GPL opened in German district court in Berlin Tuesday.
Security experts have criticized the European Commission's plans to set up a team to look at how to combat cyberattacks as too little, too late, saying that more coordination between member states is needed.
One in eight government IT tenders in the European Union illegally specifies a brand, according to a new report from Openforum Europe (OFE), an open-source lobbying organisation.
The ACTA treaty has come in for fresh criticism after the European Commission failed to address concerns about the its legality.
The European Commission, including the body's diplomatic arm, has been hit by what officials said Thursday was a serious cyberattack.
More and more European Union member states are delegating online policing to private companies and Internet service providers, according to a report released Wednesday.
In a move that will be seen by many as a big win for open-source advocates, a plan to create a consortium led by Microsoft to buy Novell patents has been withdrawn.
After 11 rounds of international negotiations, the final text of the controversial Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA) has been approved by the European Parliament, which voted 331-294 , with 11 members abstaining, to approve the measure.
While the European Commission has said the EIF (European Interoperability Framework) will create interoperable standards to empower businesses and citizens and give them better access to information, lobby groups now are loudly arguing about the role of open standards in the framework.