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Europe's week: EU manages Afghanistan withdrawal and Belarus sanctions
The week was mired by discontent among European Union countries. Train drivers in Germany went on another strike; Greek police clashed with participants of anti-vaccine rules protests; and in Poland, the public resistance against the country's controversial justice reform intensified.
EU adopts temporary rules to detect and report online child abuse
The legislation which aims to protect children more effectively from sexual abuse and exploitation when using webmail, chat and messaging services, was backed by MEPs, with 537 voting in favour, 133 against and 24 abstaining.
Web users must accept less anonymity for more security, says expert
Cybersecurity expert Miguel De Bruycker told Euronews that the increase in online attacks is a challenge for Europe.
Myanmar has endured more than a month of nightly internet shutdowns
Anti-coup demonstrations in Myanmar have been complicated by nightly internet blackouts across the country.
Is the pandemic fuelling cyber-addiction in young people?
Experts have noticed an increase in cyber-addiction in young people since the start of the pandemic. What is real cyber-addiction and can we do anything about it?
EU lawmakers should be careful what they wish for when it comes to Internet regulation ǀ View
The publication of the Digital Services Act by the EU will be a first step in providing a legal environment for tech companies. But Internet regulation must not create any unintended consequences for the way we communicate online.
EU seeks to take back control of data from Big Tech
EU citizens and companies generate more and more data online, and the Commission expects a five-fold increase between 2018-2025. Vice-president of the Commission Margrethe Vestager notes that 'today only very little of all of that data is put to productive use'.
Splinter-net? Is the internet fracturing along geopolitical lines?
"There is a larger and disturbing trend where governments directly interfere with the internet, attempting to score short-term political points, without regard for the long-term damage," Konstantinos Komaitis, of the Internet Society, told Euronews.
Internet shutdown in Ethiopia amid unrest at singer's death
NetBlocks tell Euronews the extreme scale of the outage is "rare" and "worrying to see".
COVID-19: EU hails tech giants' efforts to safeguard internet access
The EU Commission welcomes measures by the likes of Netflix, YouTube and Disney to manage the surge in demand amid the coronavirus pandemic.
The Brief: Silicon valley lobbying in Brussels
Talk about a digital tax on US tech giants is growing in Europe, but so is the amount spent by the industry on lobbying the EU.
Greece: The impact of broadband on remote areas
Greece: from isolation to connection with the outside world thanks to the arrival of broadband in remote areas
Controversial new Russian internet law could increase censorship
A new Russian internet law came into effect on November 1 that hands Moscow the power to disconnect the country's internet to protect it from a cyber-attack or other incident.
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Brexit drama, online memory and populism
In this edition of State of the Union we look at privacy vs freedom of information online as well as how Europe should deal with populism.
How a retired Hungarian man reclaimed his image from memesters
András Arató became a laughing stock 10 years ago when pictures of him became widely used in memes. But the newly-baptised "hide the pain Harold" has reclaimed his image.
The Brief: Companies, EU citizens still adapting to GDPR data regulati
The General Data Protection Regulation has shaped the way companies handle the personal data of EU citizens since 2018. Some are still adapting to the rules though. Learn more by watching The Brief from Brussels.
MEPs back divisive EU copyright overhaul
Supporters say changes will protect content creators, while Google claims they will EU's creative and digital economies
European election 2019 - this time will be different
People go to the polls against a backdrop of profound changes
The Brief - Facebook fights hate speech, Farmers fear Brexit and Optimism in Polish politics
In this edition, we hear how the EU Commission is working with social media giants to stamp out online hate speech and we find out about a Polish mayor who wants to bring more positive energy to politics with a new political party called Spring.
Controversial EU copyright plans suffer blow
EU parliament members vote against motion to start talks over controversial overhaul
New EU digital law will 'protect personal data'
Next month's introduction of the General Data Protection Regulation comes as Facebook faces big security questions
EU fake news fight 'clashing with right to freedom of expression'
Brussels is battling hard against disinformation online, but a group of lawyers is questioning methods used in Russia campaign
Brief from Brussels: Poland under pressure, Wifi funding boost
In this edition of the Brief from Brussels: The clock ticks for Warsaw, as it faces an EU deadline to explain controversial court reforms; and
EU to give free Wi-Fi hotspots to cities
The WiFi4EU project is setting aside €120 million to boost free connectivity in public spaces across the EU.
EU moves to protect online shoppers
MEPs back draft law which aims to harmonise protection of online and in-store purchases
A transnational list for 2019 and EU online shopping gets easier and cheaper
The European Parliament has come up wth a plan to introduce a transational list for the European elections in 2019. Supporters hope it will help