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The Europe Roundup: A FixMyStreet Milestone for mySociety

BY Antonella Napolitano | Monday, January 30 2012

Photo: Todd Mecklem / Flickr

Another milestone for FixMyStreet, open data in Finland and privacy issues in Germany. And don't miss today's tweetchat with Commissioner for Digital Agenda Neelie Kroes Read More

The Europe Roundup: Twitter to Hire a Team in Germany

BY Antonella Napolitano | Monday, January 23 2012

Photo: EPSI platform / Flickr.

Twitter is about to hire a team in Germany, the third in Europe; in France a map shows open data initiatives happening at any level. Meanwhile, an historical town in Wales is about to have its own Wikipedia. Read More

The Europe Roundup: The Art of Surveillance

BY Antonella Napolitano | Wednesday, January 18 2012

Photo: nolifebeforecoffee / Flickr

A European parliamentary inquiry will serve to shape a comprehensive EU approach on Internet freedom and human rights. Meanwhile the German government is testing a spyware used by former Egypt government, raising many concerns. But surveillance might also be material for artists. Read More

The Europe Roundup: The Pirate Party in the Berlin Parliament: Trolling the Government?

BY Antonella Napolitano | Tuesday, November 29 2011

Germany | The Pirate Party in the Berlin Parliament: Trolling the Government? Two months ago the Berlin chapter of the Pirate Party registered an amazing result by winning 15 seats in the Parliament of the State. The ... Read More

Angela Merkel, YouTube Star

BY Miranda Neubauer | Monday, November 28 2011

Three YouTube videos of German Chancellor Angela Merkel answering user-submitted questions on the site for the first time have so far collectively been watched over 95,000 times, according to a press release from the ... Read More

The Europe Roundup: 30 Years of Hacking - a Profile of the Chaos Computer Club

BY Antonella Napolitano | Thursday, November 10 2011

30 Years of Hacking: a Profile of the Chaos Computer Club The Chaos Computer Club is well-known group that has been bringing together hackers from all over the world in the past few years. The group - that turned ... Read More

The Europe Roundup: A Network To Feed The Neigbourhood

BY Antonella Napolitano | Friday, October 28 2011

Greece | Boroume: A Network To Feed The Neigbourhood Greece, the European country that is suffering the most from the debt crisis, is dramatically facing a common Western country paradox: while millions of people are ... Read More

German State Government Accused of Spying on Citizens

BY Antonella Napolitano | Friday, October 21 2011

The Chaos Computer Club, the largest group of activist hackers in Europe, released a report (in German) of the analysis they conducted on a backdoor Trojan allegedly used by the German police of the state of Bavaria ... Read More

The Europe Roundup: Avast ye timbers! German Pirate Party Wins Piece of Eight in Local Elections

BY Antonella Napolitano | Tuesday, September 20 2011

Germany | Avast ye timbers! German Pirate Party Wins Piece of Eight in Local Elections One of the Pirate Party poster. Yesterday the German Pirate Party saw a victory in Berlin state elections, as the internet activist ... Read More

The Europe Roundup: A Good Week For Open Data

BY Antonella Napolitano | Friday, September 16 2011

Germany | Berlin Data Portal Image: Epsi Platform (CC BY 2.0) Earlier this week the German state of Berlin launched a data portal, the first of its kind in Germany. Ulrich Freise, Secretary of State for Home Affairs, ... Read More