The European Parliament has voted to call on EU member states to “drop any criminal charges against Edward Snowden, grant him protection and consequently prevent extradition or rendition by third parties, in recognition of his status as whistle-blower and international human rights defender”. The decision is part of a resolution passed today on the follow-up to […]
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Dropbox Follows Twitter by Basing Services in Ireland, as UK Gives Immunity to Spies
If you live outside the United States and use Twitter, then from today that service is provided to you by Twitter International Company, which is based in Dublin. In its announcement last month the company made reference to EU data protection legislation and the move has been viewed as a vote of confidence in Irish […]
Is Uber the Creepiest Company in Tech?
Uber, the chauffeur company, is under fire over its response to the recent comments by Senior Vice President Emil Michael that the company would be justified in spending “a million dollars” to hire researchers and journalist to investigate the personal lives of journalists and give the media a taste of its own medecine. #452892250 / gettyimages.com The remarks were […]
Merkel to Obama: Did You Tap My Phone?
Der Spiegel reports that the German chancellor Angela Merkel phoned US President Barack Obama yesterday to express her concerns about reports that her communications may have been the target of US surveillance. The suspicions arise from the results of investigations carried out by Der Spiegel which the newspaper passed on to the German government. Germany […]