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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 ...

dateNov 05, 2010 in Internet
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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.

dateOct 19, 2010 in Biotechnology
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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.

dateJul 06, 2010 in Other
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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.

dateJun 28, 2010 in Other
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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.

dateJan 07, 2010 in Other
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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 ...

dateMay 21, 2009 in Internet
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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 ...

dateMay 12, 2009 in Internet
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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 ...

dateMay 06, 2009 in Internet
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EU travellers to get cheaper mobile messages

European travellers will pay less to send text messages and access the internet via mobile phone networks, under a compromise deal thrashed out by EU negotiators Tuesday, a spokesman said.

dateMar 24, 2009 in Telecom
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