Citizens of the EU Are Being Given the Chance to Vote Down Daylight Saving Time

Citizens of the EU Are Being Given the Chance to Vote Down Daylight Saving Time

Mark Brown adjusts clocks on the wall at Brown?s Old Time Clock Shop March 6, 2007 in Plantation, Florida.Photo: Getty The European Commission is giving residents of the European Union the chance to forged their vote in a public ballot that might result in the elimination of the sleep-depraving follow of adjusting clocks twice a […]

EU Parliament rejects controversial copyright invoice

The Copyright Directive is first time the EU is updating its copyright legal guidelines since 2001; the idea was to bring copyright laws into the modern age, with the rise of web sharing. The regulation was clearly intent on defending copyright holders; Article 11 of the invoice would have required web sites to pay to […]

European Parliament rejects copyright bill

European Parliament rejects copyright invoice

In a 318 to 278 vote, the European Parliament today shot down proposals that would have made online publishers liable for users’ copyright infringement and made even linking to different web sites fraught with authorized threat. The invoice, extensively reviled for its service to legacy media pursuits and basic ignorance of the web itself, now […]

The EU's looming copyright disaster, explained by a progressive computer scientist

The EU's looming copyright catastrophe, defined by a progressive pc scientist

Ray Corrigan (previously), a campaigning pc scientist on the UK’s Open University, has an excellent explainer on the EU’s disastrous copyright directive on the progressive educational group weblog Crooked Timber (previously). Corrigan’s work is, as at all times, cautious, detailed and measured — and extremely worrying. He describes the technical issues with the […]

European Wikipedia websites go darkish to protest copyright reform

In different phrases, these proposals will make it exhausting to unfold information and even to put up memes. If #Article13 passes it would change the way in which that the Internet works, from free and artistic sharing, to 1 the place something may be immediately eliminated, by computer systems. #CensorshipMachine — Open Rights […]

Facebook says Cambridge Analytica could not have accessed EU person knowledge

Facebook could not conclusively say so, because it nonetheless has to conduct an inner audit, which they’re going to carry out after the UK’s privateness watchdog finishes its personal probe, in response to Bloomberg. But primarily based on the corporate’s evaluation and testimony by Dr. Aleksandr Kogan, the researcher who handed person knowledge over to […]