Loek EssersAmsterdam Correspondent, IDG News Service

Loek Essers focuses on online privacy, intellectual property, open source, and online payment issues for the IDG News Service.

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Nokia's navigation service Here comes to Samsung smartwatch and Galaxy

Here will be exclusively available on Galaxy Android phones

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EU funds IT projects to help with flood monitoring and protection

More than two thirds of European cities have to deal with flood risk management issues on a regular basis

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Time Warner Cable suffers from brief, nationwide Internet service outage

The outage affected more than 11 million residential customers

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Gartner: After slump, server sales rise again in Europe, Middle East and Africa

Server shipments were up almost 1 percent, while revenue grew almost 4 percent in Q2

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Twitter expands European advertising network

Twitter expanded after experiencing 'tremendous growth' in the region, it said

PlayStation Network back online after massive denial of service attack

The group that claimed responsibility for the PlayStation DDoS attack also diverted the flight of a Sony executive with a fake bomb scare.

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Austrian court rejects Facebook 'class action' privacy suit, refers it to another court

The commercial court referred referred the case to the regional court

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Proxy server operator arrested by British copyright police

The man handed over 36 sites to the police that now show a copyright banner

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Wikimedia: Right to be forgotten results in 'Internet riddled with memory holes'

Google removes over 50 links to Wikipedia from search results in Europe

Monkey selfie, aboriginal language among Wikipedia copyright takedown requests

Wikimedia's first transparency report reveals that most of its user data requests were made in the US

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As Facebook privacy suit reaches 25,000 participant target, court is still unsure if it will allow it

The commercial court in Vienna will probably know on Friday if it will accept the case

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Nanu takes on Skype with free 2G calls, limited free calls to landlines and mobile phones

The app will shortly be avialble for iOS and Windows phone, Nanu said

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Over 11,000 jump on European 'class action' privacy suit against Facebook

More than half of the backers come from Germany and Austria, but people are signing up in other countries, the complainant said

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German copyright law is unconstitutional, Yahoo says in complaint

The law is vague and imposes an unconstitutional restriction on the freedom of information of Internet users, Yahoo said

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Austrian privacy campaigner files 'class action' suit against Facebook over privacy policy

People can join the suit and claim €500 in damages, campaign group Europe-v-Facebook said