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Arms race for space

In the 1950s, the US raced to dominate space - to launch objects, and people, into the unknown - hoping to show off its technological superiority. In 2016, they are preparing for a space war.

European Commission demands more EU laws on drones

European Commission has called for fresh impetus behind its stalled plans for EU-wide regulation of drones, after a string of near-misses with airplanes across Europe last year.

Google creates a separate shopping service unit to avoid EU fines

Google is preparing to split off its shopping service into a standalone unit in order to satisfy EU demands over the display of rival shopping comparison sites.

EU’s new data privacy law creates headaches for American banks

What happens when a cookie of a European lands in the server of a community bank in the U.S. if, on an off-chance, the Brit browses the bank’s website?

Commission scales up EU’s response to cyber-attacks

To equip Europe with the right tools to deal with cyber-attacks, the European Commission and the High Representative are proposing a wide-ranging set of measures to build strong cybersecurity in the EU.

EU vs Google: Who’s the boss?

After a seven-year legal battle, European authorities came down hard on Google for taking advantage of its dominance in online searches.

EU unveils plans to regulate drones

The blueprint from the European Commission covers allowing drones to operate in high density under the supervision of fleet operators.

EU court upholds strict rules on copyright

Infamous BitTorrent tracker site The Pirate Bay can be found liable of copyright violations even if it doesn't host any infringing content,

EU-wide fintech ‘passporting’ system in the making

A new EU-wide system to help financial technology (fintech) firms expand cross-border across the trading bloc is to be considered by policy makers later this year.

Facebook to be a “hostile environment” for terrorists

Facebook said it wanted to make its social media platform a "hostile environment" for terrorists in a statement issued after attackers killed seven people in London.
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Free Wi-Fi hotspots to be installed across the EU

€120 million is assigned to fund equipment for public free Wi-Fi services in 6,000 to 8,000 municipalities in all member states.

EU forces Facebook and YouTube to censor hate speech

The European Union has approved a proposal to implement Europe's very first mandatory social media restrictions.

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