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Stories by Loek Essers

Facebook, under siege, slams European privacy regulators

Facebook has warned that overlapping national probes into its privacy policy could severely endanger the European Union's economy if such a fragmented strategy is continued and applied to other businesses.

Written by Loek Essers29 April 15 23:58

EU cars to get automatic emergency call system from 2018

Cars and light vans in the European Union will be fitted with an automatic emergency call device as of March 2018, now that the European Parliament approved rules that make such a system mandatory.

Written by Loek Essers28 April 15 23:02

Google aims to transform European newsrooms

Google will give €150 million (US$163 million) to European publishers and digital journalism startups in the next three years as part of a wider package that aims to support the news sector.

Written by Loek Essers28 April 15 21:01

To compete with Silicon Valley, European startups need to grow fast

Europe is still lacking real tech giants like Google, Facebook or Amazon, but it looks like things are slowly changing. However, if European companies want to start competing with Silicon Valley, they have to start thinking internationally from the beginning, says BlaBlaCar COO Nicolas Brusson.

Written by Loek Essers24 April 15 00:36

Should computers determine how our kids learn to talk? Maybe not

Increasingly, computers are deciding what news stories we read, and may even end up teaching our children to speak. But whether we should allow them to is becoming the subject of a heated debate related to the use of algorithms.

Written by Loek Essers18 April 15 03:34

EU files antitrust charges against Google over search services

The European Commission has charged Google with abusing its dominant position in Internet search services in Europe by systematically favoring its own comparison shopping product, Google Shopping. It also opened an antitrust investigation into Google's Android mobile operating system.

Written by Loek Essers15 April 15 20:25