Technology

Oct 14 '16 09:34

Over 10 thousand school children in the Netherlands are trying to break a world record for computer programming on Friday. The record they're trying to break is one for most students receiving a computer programming lesson at the same time

Oct 12 '16 11:10

Hackers attacked at least 250 Dutch online stores, through which cyber criminals were able to steal payment information from customers placing orders, according to an analysis by security screening Willem de Groot

Oct 11 '16 12:50

Amsterdam will need a complete overhaul before self-driving cars can be introduced in the city in a big way, according to a study Boston Consulting Group did for the Dutch capital. As it is, the city can't handle the increase in traffic self driving cars will cause

Oct 10 '16 14:30

The Netherlands Forensic Institute (NFI) wants to do an experiment next year in which the police do their own trace evidence investigations with a mobile DNA machine

Oct 10 '16 12:40

Men in the Netherlands are increasingly blackmailed after online sexting or webcam sex, according to figure from national aid organization Helpwanted. In the first half of this year, the organization received 440 such reports. In all of last year, there were only 370 such cases

Oct 5 '16 12:04

Dutch scientist Ben Feringa was just awarded the Nobel Prize for Chemistry

Oct 5 '16 11:44

American game developer Niantic placed an extra Pokestop in seaside resort Kijkduin in The Hague. Pokemon Go fans believe this was done in response to the municipality of The Hague filing a lawsuit against the company for fewer Pokemon in the resort

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.

Football
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

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