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In His Speech To The DNC, Bill Clinton Spread A Huge Myth About People Who Are Unemployed

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I was fortunate to be a guest Saturday morning on the show Up With Chris Hayes, where I discussed the latest jobs numbers, and the policies that might make those numbers improve. During one segment, we discussed the varying theories for why unemployment is so bad, and a clip from...
In His Speech To The DNC, Bill Clinton Spread A Huge Myth About People Who Are Unemployed

U.S., U.K. And Canada Refuse To Sign U.N. Internet Treaty In Dubai

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Russia may have withdrawn its proposal for individual state regulation of the Internet, but the ITU's attempt to influence international policy cuts no ice with the West. Poor ITU. The UN's International Telecommunications Union had promised that it would get consensus in its ten-day conference in Dubai, where delegates...
U.S., U.K. And Canada Refuse To Sign U.N. Internet Treaty In Dubai

EC Says Telco Standards Could Make €110 Billion New Digital Content Market

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The European Commission reckons it could unlock €110 ($147.99/£93.27) billion a year in new digital business by harmonising rules for the bloc’s telecoms market. A study it commissioned from Ecorys, published on Tuesday, says the gain would come to content and telco operators from telecom rules that were revised...
EC Says Telco Standards Could Make €110 Billion New Digital Content Market

How To Protect Your Privacy On Facebook Timeline — Without Wasting Time!

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People worry that timeline will put their entire lives on display or require a seemingly infinite amount of time to customize. Neither of these has to be true! Timeline will become mandatory for all users on Facebook over the coming weeks. When it hits your profile, you’ll have  seven days to...
How To Protect Your Privacy On Facebook Timeline — Without Wasting Time!

European Commission wants to create an 'Airbus for chips'

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Europe's top digital commissioner has called for an "Airbus for Chips" to boost the bloc's microelectronics sector....
European Commission wants to create an 'Airbus for chips'

Acta unlikely to be ratified in Europe, says Kroes

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Controversial anti-counterfeiting agreement stalls in face of protests as European commissioner says it is unlikely to passThe Acta treaty that has been the subject of street protests around Europe is unlikely to be ratified by the European Union, according to Neelie Kroes, the powerful European commissioner for telecoms and technology.Speaking...
Acta unlikely to be ratified in Europe, says Kroes

ACTA Closer To Death: Remaining EU Supporters Contemplate Rejecting It

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Last week we saw the Socialists and Democrats, the second-largest bloc in the European Parliament, turn against ACTA. Combined with the stated position of the Green party there, that means ACTA is closer to being thrown out when the vote for ratification takes place in Brussels this summer. The deciding...
ACTA Closer To Death: Remaining EU Supporters Contemplate Rejecting It

Daily Report: Europe Weighs Requiring Firms to Disclose Data Breaches

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To combat a rise in cybercrime, the European Commission is considering a plan to require companies that store data on the Internet - like Microsoft, Apple, Google and I.B.M. - to report the loss or theft of personal information in the 27-nation bloc or risk sanctions and fines, reports Kevin...
Daily Report: Europe Weighs Requiring Firms to Disclose Data Breaches

EU stands with the US against proposed ITU internet changes: 'If it ain't broke, don't fix it'

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While Russia and some African, Asian and Middle Eastern countries want to tax foreign content providers and track web-based traffic, the EU has formed a bloc with the US to kibosh any such changes. The showdown will happen at the ITU in Dubai next month, during a meeting of...
EU stands with the US against proposed ITU internet changes: 'If it ain't broke, don't fix it'

Proposed EU law would have hit Google with nearly $1 billion in fines

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The FCC has cleared Google of any wrongdoing over the WiFi snooping case, but nonetheless hit it with a $25,000 fine for "noncompliance with [FCC] information and document requests." Google, for its part, has repeatedly said it has done nothing illegal, and that its previous practices were a "mistake,"...
Proposed EU law would have hit Google with nearly $1 billion in fines

EU Rapporteur Deals Major Blow To ACTA: Recommends Rejection By European Parliament

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At the end of a morning of discussions about ACTA organized by the Socialists and Democrats in the European Parliament, the Rapporteur for ACTA, David Martin, has recommended that the European Parliament should reject the treaty, saying: "in the end I think the hopes of ACTA are outweighed by the...
EU Rapporteur Deals Major Blow To ACTA: Recommends Rejection By European Parliament

European Parliament 'censors' citizen emails protesting EU 'porn ban'

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After European citizens began to complain en masse over a report proposing that porn should be banned in the 27 member state bloc, European politicians blew the whistle on their own IT department. [Read more]...
European Parliament 'censors' citizen emails protesting EU 'porn ban'

EU to Microsoft: IE browser selection error violated antitrust deal

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The European Union has charged Microsoft with an antitrust violation, saying that it did not live up to the terms of its 2009 deal with the 27-nation bloc. Joaquín Almunia, the European Union antitrust commissioner, told reporters in Brussels on Wednesday that the American software giant has not taken adequate...
EU to Microsoft: IE browser selection error violated antitrust deal

EU trade committee to vote this week on ACTA

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Despite the fact that ACTA was seemingly on its deathbed just last month, the European Union’s International Trade Committee (INTA) is now set to meet this Thursday, June 21 in Brussels to give its recommendation to the European Parliament as a whole. This vote is the most significant in the run-up to...
EU trade committee to vote this week on ACTA

EU seals deal with HP, Nokia, others to fill 700,000 tech jobs

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The EU wants to fill up to 700,000 tech jobs in the 27 member state bloc, and has enlisted some of the region's top firms to do just that....
EU seals deal with HP, Nokia, others to fill 700,000 tech jobs

Daily Report: Europe's Plan for GPS Limps to Crossroads

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Europe's commitment to a new, European-controlled satellite navigation system will be decided in Brussels this week, when European leaders will try to hash out a long-term budget for the 27-nation bloc....
Daily Report: Europe's Plan for GPS Limps to Crossroads

European Parliament blocks citizen e-mails protesting EU 'porn ban'

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After European citizens began to complain en masse over a report proposing that porn should be banned in the 27-member state bloc, European politicians blew the whistle on their own IT department....
European Parliament blocks citizen e-mails protesting EU 'porn ban'
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Classic Function Creep As EU Police May Gain Access To Asylum Seekers Fingerprint Database

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As Techdirt readers well know, one of the problems with measures brought in for "exceptional situations" -- be it fighting terrorism or tackling child pornography -- is that once in place, they have a habit of being applied more generally. A case in point is the blocking of Newzbin2 by...
Classic Function Creep As EU Police May Gain Access To Asylum Seekers Fingerprint Database

Hacker Hours: The awesome grassroots meetup that teaches New Yorkers to code

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Right now, it feels like more people want to learn to code than ever before. This may be due to the drought of talented developers and all the available jobs, or the allure of working in the startup scene. These reasons are probably relevant, but I believe the most important...
Hacker Hours: The awesome grassroots meetup that teaches New Yorkers to code

EU Develops New Cybersecurity Rules

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The European Union will propose new cybersecurity rules Thursday, requiring search engines, energy providers, banks and other companies to report disruptions to government authorities. Transit hubs, stock exchanges and a host of other entities would be covered by the proposal, which has been seen by The Wall Street Journal and...
EU Develops New Cybersecurity Rules

Google Faces More Inquiries in Europe Over Privacy Policy

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Instead of facing one European investigation into its privacy policy, Google now has to contend with at least six of them. Data protection agencies in Britain, Germany, Italy, Spain and the Netherlands said on Tuesday that they were moving to take action against Google over the policy, which the company...
Google Faces More Inquiries in Europe Over Privacy Policy

Former Hillary Clinton campaign manager hired at Microsoft to help lead consumer strategy

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Mark Penn Microsoft has named Mark Penn, the former CEO of  public relations firm Burson-Marsteller and former CEO of the polling firm Penn Schoen Berland, to the position of corporate vice president of strategic and special projects. Penn will focus on consumer efforts, reporting to CEO Steve Ballmer. “Mark has an...
Former Hillary Clinton campaign manager hired at Microsoft to help lead consumer strategy

Bloc Raisonneur:There'll Be Too Many People to Threaten http://bit.ly/9rylmV -- (Ayaan Hirsi on #CNN, re: recent #Southpark episode)

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Bloc Raisonneur:There'll Be Too Many People to Threaten http://bit.ly/9rylmV -- (Ayaan Hirsi on #CNN, re: recent #Southpark episode)

Grand St., a curated Woot-esque service for 'creative technology', raises $1.3 million

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Today Grand St. announced that it has raised a $1.3 million round of seed funding, led by First Round Capital. Also participating in the financing are a bloc of investors and entrepreneurs you know by name: Gary Vaynerchuk, betaworks, David Tisch, among others. Grand St., a service that remains in controlled beta, sells...
Grand St., a curated Woot-esque service for 'creative technology', raises $1.3 million

EU Plans Broadband Push

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The EU's technology chief intends to set rules that will encourage the bloc's telecommunications companies to build high-speed fiber networks....
EU Plans Broadband Push

How the UN's 'Game-Changing' Internet Treaty Failed

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Did you know that, for the past two weeks, the future of the Internet has been at stake? Yes, it has. Those two weeks hosted the World Conference on International Telecommunications (also hosted, technically, by Dubai). And they hosted, as well, a fairly dramatic face-off -- often between blocs led by...
How the UN's 'Game-Changing' Internet Treaty Failed

Apple warranty ads should be examined, says EU justice chief

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Apple's warranty flap continues to stir in Europe, as the bloc's justice chief warns that the limited protection offered to Apple customers should be investigated....
Apple warranty ads should be examined, says EU justice chief

Why I’m really excited about the future of Web design

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In a relatively short time, the Web has evolved from its infancy of table-based layouts, blue hyperlinks and low res gifs into something every single designer should be proud of. This was once a dirty, gritty place — that grit will always be there — but now, as tech and...
Why I’m really excited about the future of Web design
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