"Information collected on the ground by intelligence agencies and police must be brought together, evaluated and managed in Europe," DPolG head Rainer Wendt told Germany's public broadcaster ARD. "We need entrance controls... a secure European external border, checks on people arriving and leaving so that we know who's coming to us." DPolG's position closely mirrors that of the German government. Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere on Tuesday called for "a register which shows who's coming in and who's leaving" the Schengen free-movement zone. Wendt dismissed the idea that altering security arrangements at airports would provide much "added value", saying that checking everyone before they entered the terminal would be a massive task. But getting European states to share data - a proposal that is regularly mooted in response to terrorist attacks - may be harder than it looks. "There are many reservations" among EU member states to sharing policing data, Wendt acknowledged, adding … [Read more...] about ‘Europe’s defenders must share data to fight terror’
Hackers on Tuesday ratcheted up their attacks on some of the world’s critical institutions, using ransomware to hijack computers used by banks, railways, utilities, oil companies and pharmaceutical firms from Europe to the United States.The cyber offensive followed the May 12 release of WannaCry, a type of ransomware that hackers spread to 150 countries. That attack was seen as a possible trial run for something bigger.Tuesday’s assault involved Petya, a nastier, self-replicating form of ransomware cloaked inside emails that can appear to be normal if they’re not examined closely.Petya “not only holds your computer hostage until you pay, it tries to spread to other vulnerable systems and therefore increases the number of systems infected,” said Ben Johnson of Obsidian Security in Newport Beach.Analysts weren’t sure Tuesday how many computers have been hit by Petya. They also don’t know who launched the attack and whether the hackers are primary … [Read more...] about Major cyber attack spreads across Europe to the U.S.
(Reuters) — Facebook Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg said on Tuesday the social network had no immediate plans to apply a strict new European Union law on data privacy in its entirety to the rest of the world, as the company reels from a scandal over its handling of personal information of millions of its users. Zuckerberg told Reuters in a phone interview that Facebook already complies with many parts of the law ahead of its implementation in May. He said the company wanted to extend privacy guarantees worldwide in spirit, but would make exceptions, which he declined to describe. “We’re still nailing down details on this, but it should directionally be, in spirit, the whole thing,” said Zuckerberg. He did not elaborate. His comments signal that U.S. Facebook users, many of them still angry over the company’s admission that political consultancy Cambridge Analytica got hold of Facebook data on 50 million members, may soon find themselves in a worse … [Read more...] about Mark Zuckerberg says Facebook has no plans to extend Europe’s GDPR privacy law globally
If you're a seasoned traveller you'll know that video streaming licensing rights have always been locked to the country you're in, not the country you come from: available Netflix titles will vary based on whether you're in the US or France, for example, while other services such as Sky Go don't work at all once you go outside the UK border.As of 1 April, that all changed. New EU legislation on the portability of online content services is now in effect, which means the likes of Netflix and Amazon Prime Video have to give subscribers the same package of movies and shows no matter where in Europe they happen to be.Only paid subscription services are covered, however – free-to-air services have the choice of whether or not to follow the guidelines. For the time being the BBC has confirmed that the iPlayer apps won't work in other EU countries, but the corporation is working on it, so you might be able take iPlayer abroad in the future.What happens post-Brexit?As for what happens … [Read more...] about You can now take your Netflix, Amazon, and other services anywhere in Europe
March 30, 2018 - Written By Manny Reyes HTC has appointed Dave Haynes as the new director of its Vive X business unit in Europe, the Taiwanese consumer electronics company announced. Mr. Haynes previously worked at TheWaveVR, where he was responsible for the business development and partnership aspects beginning in July last year prior to joining Vive X. Previously, he was a member of the investment team at Seedcamp, a London-based early-stage seed fund which invests a capital of between €75,000 to €200,000 in pre-seed and seed stage companies including Transferwise, TheWaveVR, Property Partner, SplashVR, and GrabCAD.Mr. Haynes also held various roles earlier in his career, including as head of growth at London-based startup studio, Makeshift, where he was responsible for customer development, growth, sales and revenue, business development and external partnerships. Before that, he served as vice president of business development at … [Read more...] about HTC Appoints Dave Haynes As Vive X Director For Europe