Technology

Oct 3 '16 13:15

Police officers are struggling with the police's new navigation system, especially when it comes to car pursuits or responding to a crime scene. Regular problems with wrong routes and freezing screens can result in dangerous situations, they complain according to RTL Nieuws.

Oct 3 '16 11:40

The Dutch population really does not know enough about the dangers of cybercrime or how to protect themselves against it, according to a study by the Ministry of Security and Justice. To remedy the situation, the Ministry is launching an information campaign.

Sep 30 '16 12:08

An Australian tech company called Appen is in possession of the private telephone conversations of thousands of Dutch, according to the Volkskrant. Telephone experts think the most likely scenario is that the conversations were tapped by British intelligence agency GCHQ.

Sep 23 '16 10:02

The video referee was called in to make a decision in the amatch between Feyenoord and FC Oss on Thursday night

Sep 21 '16 12:00

School group ROC West-Brabant does not have to cooperate in the investigation into who posted a sex video of Chantal from Werkendam online, the court in Breda ruled on Wednesday. The IP address from which the by now infamous sex video was posted, was traced to an IT company that provides services to ROC West-Branant schools.

Sep 19 '16 10:21

From early next year Schiphol airport will be using facial recognition technology in an experiment on quickly steering passengers to the right gates, Schiphol NeXt innovation manager Christiaan Hen said to the Telegraaf.

Sep 19 '16 09:40

Dutch intelligence service AIVD wants to restrict encryption on chat services like WhatsApp and Telegram as much as possible, head of the service Rob Bertholee said in an interview with the Volkskrant. According to him, being able to read suspected person's communication is essential for "protecting the legal order".

Sep 15 '16 15:30

Online banking fraud in the Netherlands is dropping as banks and customers get more used to dealing with online banking in a safe and secure way. During the first half of this year damage due to online banking fraud amounted to 148 thousand euros, a drop of 80 thousand euros compared to the same period last year, according to figures for the Dutch Association of Banks and the Payments Association Netherlands

Sep 15 '16 14:00

The Dutch police plan to eventually replace their drug- and bomb sniffing dogs with drug- and bomb sniffing robots. The E-Nose is a so-called nano-sensor that can detect chemical and explosive substances

Sep 14 '16 11:15

The first driver-less bus service in the Netherlands launched in the Friesland village of Appelscha on Tuesday. This is a six week long test on an alternative form of public transport, which is increasingly disappearing from sparsely populated regions

Sep 13 '16 15:30

The Dutch police bought a number of eagles and are currently training them to hunt drones. The police expect that they will be ready for deployment by next summer.

Sep 9 '16 13:30

The European Court of Justice ruled that it is illegal to link to copyrighted material that was put online illegally, provided that this is done for profit and that those posting the link knows that the material is online illegally

Sep 9 '16 12:25

Hackers managed to break into the municipality of Almelo's servers and steal some 20 gigabytes of data. The exact data stolen is unclear, though it is "almost certain" that personal information was among it

Sep 8 '16 10:36

Electric car maker Tesla released a statement saying that a fatal accident with one of its cars in Baarn on Wednesday was not caused by the car's autopilot or self-driving system. According to the company, the autopilot was not turned on and the man was driving more than 155 kilometers per hour when he crashed into a tree and died

Sep 7 '16 13:45

Car manufacturer Tesla is investigating a car accident in Baarn on Wednesday morning in which one man was killed. The man was driving a Tesla car when he crashed into a tree at high speed

Sep 1 '16 10:37

The personal data of thousands of Utrecht residents was available for anyone to look at due to a so-called data leak at the municipality of Utrecht earlier this year, the Telegraaf reports based on documents received through the Freedom of Information Act.

Aug 24 '16 13:40

The Dutch police dealt a heavy blow to cybercrime by taking a ransomware server offline. A total of 236 victims paid nearly 70 thousand euros in ransom to regain access to their computers

Aug 23 '16 15:50

Dutch telecom company KPN and South Korean smartphone manufacturer Samsung reached a settlement in a patent dispute dating from 2014, according to court document released on Tuesday. The financial details of the settlement were not revealed

Aug 23 '16 10:28

KPN is dealing with a malfunction on its mobile network that is resulting in customers not being able to access the internet, though they can still make calls. The problems started at 7:00 a.m. and KPN hopes to resolve it by 11:00 a.m., according to the telecom company's maintenance page.

Aug 22 '16 12:10

The municipality of The Hague asked Niantic, the maker of smartphone game Pokemon Go, to have fewer Pokemon appear in nature area Kijkduin. If the municipality has its way, there will no longer be any of these creatures in the area, but fewer is a start, a spokesperson for the municipality confirmed to NU.nl.

Aug 22 '16 09:57

The Netherlands' Public Prosecutor and intelligence service AIVD are having more and more trouble with message encryption on messaging services like WhatsApp, prosecutor Martijn Egberts said to broadcaster NOS. The encryption means that crime fighters face difficult challenges when they want to read a suspect's communication.

Aug 19 '16 09:09

Terrorists and other criminals increasingly use encryption, making it harder and harder for intelligence services to break into their communications, according to Dutch experts in a report to the UN Security Council, BNR reports.

Aug 18 '16 14:30

A 22-year-old man from Maassluis was arrested on Tuesday on suspicion of hacking, fraud and money laundering. The police got track of him after a bank pressed charges. He was traced based on thousands of collection notices he sent while pretending to be organizations like PostNL or collection agency Intrum Justitia

Aug 18 '16 09:10

A new app just launched in Amsterdam solves restaurants' problem of what to do with left over food and late night eaters' problem of where to find something to eat. With ResQ restaurants can sell leftover food at reduced prices after closing time.

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