Paul MellerIDG News Service

Google Transit Launches in Europe

Google Monday launched Transit, an add-on service to Google Maps.

EU Data Protection Chief Slams Secret ACTA Talks

An anti-counterfeiting trade agreement being negotiated by the US, EU and others in secret potentially runs roughshod over EU data protection requirements

Leaked ACTA Draft Treaty Reveals Plans for Net Clampdown

In anticounterfeiting trade agreement (ACTA) talks, the U.S., E.U. and others discuss holding ISPs liable for their subscribers' illegal file-sharing.

DOJ, EC Clear Microsoft-Yahoo Search Deal

The DOJ and European Commission granted Microsoft and Yahoo an unconditional approval of their plan to work together in the field of Internet search Thursday.

EU Approves HP's 3Com Acquisition

The European Commission has approved HP's acquisition of 3Com.

European Parliament Blocks Bank Data Transfer Deal With U.S.

The European Parliament Thursday voted to block an agreement to allow European citizens' financial data to be analyzed by American authorities.

European Parliament Blocks Bank Data Transfer Deal With U.S.

The European Parliament Thursday voted to block an agreement to allow European citizens' financial data to be analyzed by American authorities.

EC's Reding Faults Facebook on Protecting Children

Social networking sites need to tighten up their privacy settings epspecially to protect kids, European commissioner Viviane Reding said Tuesday.

US-EU Data-sharing Faces Threat From European Parliament

The European Parliament will likely reject a deal with the US to allow the bank data of EU citizens to be scrutinized by American border authorities.

ACTA Talks in Mexico to Address Transparency Concerns

Secretive international talks about how to curb counterfeiting and Internet piracy are under way in Mexico this week. Transparency is on the agenda.

Microsoft's Top Lawyer Urges New EU Laws for Cloud Computing

Brad Smith, Microsoft's top lawyer, urged the European Union to update its laws to better suit cloud computing in a speech in Brussels Tuesday.

European Union Clears Oracle's Purchase of Sun

The European Commission granted Oracle an unconditional approval to take over Sun, following a controversial and widely criticized examination of the deal.

Microsoft Cuts Time Bing Stores Some User Data to Six Months

UPDATE: Microsoft will cut the time it stores IP addresses of Web searchers using its Bing search engine from 18 months to six

New EC Team Set Back After Candidate Pulls out

The process of appointing a new executive team to head the European Commission was set back Tuesday when one candidate for commissioner pulled out.

Google to Call for Creation of EU Privacy, Security Panel

Google is set to suggest the creation of an EU panel on cybersecurity.