Facebook app poses a dilemma for publishers
Sun 9 Nov 2014, 21:40

The social network seems to have decided to host content itself rather than send users to other websites. What are the chances you came to this article after picking up your phone and opening the Facebook app? The probability is pretty high and its rising fast. That's bad news for most traditional publishers. Facebook can, almost single-handedly, make or break media companies: if it sends you traffic you're golden; if it takes it away, you're toast.

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NSA had ‘particular interest’ in Dutch internet traffic
Tue 19 May 2015, 13:00

An Austrian green party politician is claiming the American secret service NSA had a particular interest in the Netherlands and that it was top of a NSA priority list.

Dutch police automatically incerceps Internet traffic
Thu 16 Jul 2015, 15:47

Dutch police now automatically intercept internet traffic when setting up a telephone tap, online magazine Computerworld reports on Thursday. The news was buried in the justice ministry’s annual report which was published in May and has only now been made public, the website states.

Romanian National Authority for Regulation in Communications is investigating zero-rating offers
Wed 9 Aug 2017, 11:40
The National Authority for Management and Regulation in Communications (ANCOM) is investigating offers such as Vodafone Pass which include a preferential treatment for some apps. Traffic on Facebook Messenger, Instagram, Whatsapp, Pinterest, Twitter, Tumblr, Viber is unlimited, while on other apps it is being charged.
Romanian digital rights NGO, ApTI filed a complaint to ANCOM which responded that it extended its investigation to other possible zero rating offers.
Denmark allows massive retention of location data for mobile internet
Wed 28 Jun 2017, 18:00

On 24 May 2017, the Danish telecom regulator announced its decision concluding that the retention of location data for mobile internet usage is lawful. With the decision, the regulator allowed for massive data retention, which seriously undermines citizens’ right to privacy, since it means they can be tracked at all times and the data is being stored.