Neowin News Feed for: Parliament Neowin News Feed for: Parliament en-us Neowin Ignition News (Managing Editor) (Neowin Developers) 5 MPs: it would be unacceptable for UK to miss 2025 gigabit goals <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>A committee of UK MPs has called on the government to lay out more details about its plans to connect 85% of premises to gigabit broadband by the year 2025 after it climbed down on previous plans. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Paul Hill) Tue, 22 Dec 2020 11:54:02 +0000 Guy Verhofstadt to push European Parliament to take measures against fake news <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>MEP Guy Verhofstadt says that in September, he will push the European Parliament towards taking measures against Russian disinformation campaigns over social media and the internet. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Sharath Ravishankar) Mon, 30 Jul 2018 20:50:02 +0000 Uganda imposes tax on social media platforms to 'stop gossip' <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>It appears that the Ugandan government has found a way to prevent its citizens from excessively using social media. The country has passed a law which imposes a daily tax on social media users. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Usama Jawad) Fri, 01 Jun 2018 12:30:01 +0000 Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg won't go before UK committee, CTO or CPO to appear instead <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Facebook has announced that Mark Zuckerberg will not attend the committee hearing regarding Cambridge Analytica&#039;s misuse of user data obtained from Facebook. The company will send its CTO or CPO. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Paul Hill) Tue, 27 Mar 2018 14:16:01 +0000 Pirate Party makes a breakthrough in Czech elections <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>The Pirate Party in Czechia has won 22 of the 200 seats in the country&#039;s national parliament. If everything goes their way, they&#039;ll be heading up the opposition in the country very soon. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Paul Hill) Tue, 24 Oct 2017 01:40:01 +0000 Australian Parliament considers implementing electronic voting for MPs <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>After a similar recommendation failed to progress almost 20 years ago, a Lower House committee of Australian Parliament has dusted off a proposal to allow MPs to cast votes using smart cards. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Boyd Chan) Mon, 02 May 2016 10:08:01 +0000 Russia prime suspect in German parliament cyber breach <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Russia is the prime suspect in what looks like a state-sponsored cyber attack upon the German parliament. The Bundestag&#039;s network was compromised and data was transferred outside of the country. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Vlad Dudau) Thu, 04 Jun 2015 10:23:57 +0000 Google News to be shut down in Spain <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src=";_medium.jpg" alt="" /></div>Google News will be shutting down in Spain in less than a week, ahead of the reform in tax laws due in January. The company won&#039;t integrate Spanish publishers in its news feed due to this tax as well. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Usama Jawad) Thu, 11 Dec 2014 09:50:01 +0000 European Parliament votes to break up Google <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Amid a number of antitrust complaints, the European Parliament has voted on a proposal that would see Google&#039;s search services spun-off into a separate company, away from the company&#039;s other products. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Vlad Dudau) Thu, 27 Nov 2014 13:42:01 +0000 BT: Content Connect "will not create a two-tier internet" <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/1115542051ethernet_logo.jpg" alt="" /></div>In a statement released earlier today, BT denied claims that its upcoming Content Connect service contradicts its position of supporting net neutrality. Envisioned as an opportunity for content providers to strike up deals with ISPs... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Mike Brown) Tue, 04 Jan 2011 17:01:13 +0000 Anonymizer services grow with UK piracy bill <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/1323574724pirate_logo.jpg" alt="" /></div>Earlier this month the UK passed the Digital Economy Bill, as a side effect anonymizer services has seen an increase in customers. Part of the bill requires the ISPs to put in speed blocks, bandwidth shaping,... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Brandon Boyce) Wed, 21 Apr 2010 15:48:01 +0000 British Parliament launches a computer game <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/nw_dailynews.gif" alt="" /></div>Young people will soon be able to get a taste of what it is like to be a &quot;MP for a Week&quot;, as the Parliament Education Service releases their own computer game. Commons speaker, John... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Matthew Hopson) Tue, 12 Jan 2010 11:42:28 +0000 European Parliament Scraps Software Patent Law Proposal <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>A proposed law intended to bring together the software patent rules of 25 countries in the European Union has been criticized by the European Parliament, which threw out the proposal and demanded that the decision-making... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Fri, 18 Feb 2005 20:17:18 +0000 European Parliament adopts 'Echelon' report <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>(IDG) -- The European Parliament Wednesday adopted a report that says the global electronic-surveillance network known as &quot;Echelon&quot; does exist. Some 367 members of the European Parliament voted to support the report, which... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Sun, 09 Sep 2001 09:02:57 +0000