News tagged with european parliament

EU probe delves into heart of Google's business

European regulators are tackling a puzzle that could shift the balance of power on the Internet: Is Google stifling competition by juicing its search results to favor its services over its rivals?

Nov 30, 2010
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EU wants tighter online privacy

(AP) -- The European Union wants companies such as Google Inc. or Facebook Inc. to give people more control over how their online habits are tracked, requirements that could crimp Internet firms' ability ...

Nov 05, 2010
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No cloned steaks on EU plates

The European Union on Tuesday announced plans for a five-year ban on animal cloning for food production as well as a traceability system for imports of semen and embryos of clones.

Oct 19, 2010
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ET, phone Brussels: EU calls for opening UFO data

(AP) -- E.T., phone Brussels. A European Union lawmaker urged member governments Tuesday to open their secret files on UFOs, saying people need to know about close encounters of the third kind.

Jul 06, 2010
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EU, US to share banking data in terror probes

(AP) -- The European Union and U.S. signed a long-awaited deal Monday to share financial data in suspected terrorist cases, after the U.S. agreed to major concessions to allay European concerns over privacy.

Jun 28, 2010
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EU nations divided on use of airport body scanners

(AP) -- European nations were sharply divided Thursday over the need to install full-body scanners at European airports, with some EU members playing down the need for beefed-up security measures.

Jan 07, 2010
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New French law on Internet piracy meets skepticism

(AP) -- President Nicolas Sarkozy's governing party rejoiced when it muscled one of his pet projects through the French parliament: an unprecedented law to cut the Internet connections of people who repeatedly download music ...

May 21, 2009
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Lawmakers adopt bill to punish Internet piracy

(AP) -- French lawmakers in the lower house on Tuesday passed a bill that would cut the Internet connections of those who repeatedly download music and films illegally, creating what may be the first government agency to ...

May 12, 2009
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EU Parliament rejects law allowing Internet cutoff

(AP) -- Worried about trampling on the rights of innocent consumers, the European Parliament rejected Wednesday attempts by EU governments to crack down on people who illegally download copyright-protected music and movies ...

May 06, 2009
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