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SOUTH AFRICA

Dutch seek law to help block foreign telecoms takeovers

The Dutch government on Thursday, 16 February, proposed a draft law enabling it to block or annul takeover bids of communications firms by foreign companies "in the name of national security"...

17 Feb 2017

FRANCE

European privacy watchdogs probe Facebook; EU wants to 'finalise' Google market abuse probe

PARIS, FRANCE: European data protection authorities have joined forces to probe Facebook's privacy controls, a French watchdog said on Thursday, putting the popular US social media giant under fresh pressure...

17 Apr 2015

THE NETHERLANDS

Dutch judges ban taxi service UberPOP

THE HAGUE, THE NETHERLANDS: Dutch judges on Monday banned the popular ride-sharing service UberPOP from taking bookings via its smartphone app...

10 Dec 2014

THE NETHERLANDS

Philips blames Russia, China for its €103m loss

THE HAGUE, THE NETHERLANDS: Dutch electronics company Philips blamed a patent lawsuit and slow growth in primary markets of China and Russia for its €103m loss in the third quarter of its financial year.

21 Oct 2014

THE NETHERLANDS

Funai demands €312m from Philips

THE HAGUE, THE NETHERLANDS: Electronics manufacturer Funai is suing Philips for €312m in compensation for the failed sale of the Dutch company's entertainment business.

6 Oct 2014

THE NETHERLANDS

100 arrests in global raids on 'BlackShades' hackers

THE HAGUE, THE NETHERLANDS: Police have arrested at least 100 people in global raids against notorious malware being sold complete with "ransom notes" to extort money from people after taking control of their computers.

20 May 2014

THE NETHERLANDS

China's Xi challenges Obama on spying report

THE HAGUE, THE NETHERLANDS: China's President Xi Jinping questioned his US counterpart Barack Obama about reports that Washington had secretly tapped Chinese telecommunication company Huawei for years, a top security aide.

26 Mar 2014

THE NETHERLANDS

Philips cancels €150m sale of entertainment business

THE HAGUE, THE NETHERLANDS: - Dutch group Philips has terminated the €150m sale of its entertainment business to Japan's Funai, alleging breach of contract.

28 Oct 2013

THE NETHERLANDS

Horse sold as halaal beef: man fined €50k

THE HAGUE, NETHERLANDS: A Dutch businessman under investigation in a Europe-wide probe into a horse-for-beef substitution scandal was on Thursday (3 May) given a suspended sentence and fined for selling horsemeat as Islamic halal beef in France.

3 May 2013

UNITED KINGDOM

Copyright and the world of online news

LONDON, UK / BERLIN, GERMANY / PARIS, FRANCE / BRASILIA, BRAZIL: The way in which we keep up with the news has changed greatly over the past decade. How many of us still buy a daily newspaper? Many of us opt to get our news from a variety of online sources.

By Ilse du Plessis 16 Jan 2013

UNITED STATES

Nielsen, comScore settle patent disputes

NEW YORK, RESTON, US: Nielsen Holdings NV, a leading global provider of information and analytics around what consumers watch and buy, and comScore, Inc, a leader in measuring the digital world, have announced that they have settled their patent disputes.

23 Dec 2011