News tagged with dutch government

Dutch fishermen give vanishing eels new lease of life

On an autumn morning on a small Dutch canal, fisherman Aart van der Waal pulls up a fish trap stuffed with squirming eels—not for the pot, but as part of a bold initiative to save the critically endangered ...

Oct 07, 2013
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Dutch inmates to get computers in their cells

(AP)—The Netherlands' justice minister has proposed putting a personal computer in every prison cell in the country, in one of the more unusual measures under consideration by the Dutch government to reduce the national ...

Jun 21, 2013
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Data sharing for food security

Data cannot be eaten, but giving everyone free access to information could lead to innovations that enhance the production and distribution of food, resulting in global food security. 'Open Access Data for ...

May 06, 2013
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Dutch ponder giving police the right to hack

The Dutch government has unveiled the draft of a law that would give police investigating online crimes the right to hack into computers in the Netherlands or abroad and install spyware or destroy files.

May 02, 2013
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KPN posts fourth quarter loss; to issue new shares

Royal KPN NV, the largest telecommunications company in the Netherlands, said Tuesday it plans to issue €4 billion ($5.4 billion) in new shares to regain financial stability after a bad year that finished with the company ...

Feb 05, 2013
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Netherlands raises $5 billion in frequency auction

(AP)—The Dutch government says it has raised €3.8 billion ($5 billion) in an auction of its 4G high speed mobile Internet frequencies. Winning bids were submitted by Royal KPN NV, Vodafone PLC, Deutsche Telekom AG and ...

Dec 14, 2012
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Dutch gov't: suspects must decrypt computers

The Dutch government says it is planning to make it a crime for a suspect in a child sex abuse or terrorism case to refuse to help decrypt a computer when ordered to do so by prosecutors.

Nov 28, 2012
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EU Commissioner calls for new tools for bloggers

(AP) -- The European Union should help teach bloggers living under oppressive regimes how to communicate freely and avoid detection, and develop technology to help them, the bloc's digital affairs commissioner ...

Dec 09, 2011
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