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European civil rights groups join forces to defend net neutrality

European Internet users could risk being charged extra money for accessing online services like Facebook, Wikipedia, YouTube, Skype and Whatsapp if a European draft regulation on net neutrality isn't amended before March, European civil rights groups warned Tuesday.

Written by Loek Essers14 Jan. 14 13:15

Red Hat takes more active role in CentOS, funds developers

Red Hat plans to take a greater role in the community developing CentOS, in the hope of attracting more paying customers to Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL), the distribution on which CentOS is based.

Written by Loek Essers08 Jan. 14 16:21

Moving a city to Linux needs political backing, says Munich project leader

This year saw the completion of the city of Munich's switch to Linux, a move that began about ten years ago. "One of the biggest lessons learned was that you can't do such a project without continued political backing," said Peter Hofmann, the leader of the LiMux project, summing up the experience.

Written by Loek Essers20 Dec. 13 16:35

Marketers excited about Gmail image display changes

Google's move to start displaying email images by default in Gmail is going to help marketers, in part, to more accurately track how many people open their emails.

Written by Loek Essers13 Dec. 13 17:03

US investigates allegations of Dell computer resales into Syria

The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) is investigating a report alleging that Dell computers have been sold to the Syrian regime despite the trade embargo in place, according to a July filing by Dell to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) that was made public this week.

Written by Loek Essers10 Dec. 13 14:22