Technology

May 19 '16 12:05

Delivery vans that run on Diesel emit an average of 6 times more nitrogen oxide than the European limit of 280 milligrams per kilometer, according to a study by research institute TNO

May 18 '16 12:20

Whoever posted the sex tape of Brabant revenge porn victim Chantal on Facebook last year, likely did so from a secondary vocational school in Noord-Brabant, the Telegraaf reported on Tuesday based on a report released by Facebook.

May 16 '16 10:06

Banks in the Netherlands have no plans to take extra security measures after two banks were robbed digitally in a short time. According to the Dutch banking association NVB, Dutch banks' security is already at a sufficiently high level

May 12 '16 15:30

Minister Henk Kamp of Economic Affairs reported that his private email account was hacked. This would have been nothing more than an annoyance, except for the fact that he regularly received work email on his private Gmail account, the Ministry of Economic Affairs said to Nieuwsuur.

May 3 '16 12:40

The Dutch government gave artist Daan Roosegaarde an budget of 13 million euros for an artwork along the famed Dutch Afsluitdijk. The artwork should turn the 32 kilometer long dike, which is being renewed and strengthened in the coming years, into a "Smart Highway".

Apr 29 '16 10:50

Dutch public broadcasters launched a website this week where asylum seekers, immigrants and expatriates can watch Dutch programs subtitled in English and Arabic. The video-on-demand service - called Net in Nederland or New to the Netherlands in English - is intended to help newcomers get used to Dutch society

Apr 29 '16 10:06

Activists are calling on the Netherlands to switch off their smartphones for two minutes during the moment of silence on Remembrance day.

Apr 29 '16 08:23

Analyzing data gained from data mining can help spot fraud and solve crimes, but comes at the risk of profiling citizens like criminals, according to the Dutch scientific council for government policy WRR in its latest advice to the government

Apr 29 '16 07:50

Facebook received 271 requests for information from the Dutch authorities last year. About 73 percent of these requests were granted or partially granted, according to a biannual report on requests by governments the social media site published on Thursday.

Apr 28 '16 16:30

Dutch engineer Anton van Zanten (75) was nominated to win the European Inventor Award in the category “Lifetime achievement” for inventing the electronic stability system for cars. According to Benoît Battistelli, President of European Patent Office,k the system made the streets "much more safe" and Van Zanten "saved thousands of human lives".

Apr 27 '16 13:25

A petition for stricter laws on cyber bullying was singed by over 80 thousand people in less than a day.

Apr 26 '16 10:55

An increasing number of hacker groups and cyber spies make use of Dutch computer servers to attack foreign governments, according to a study done by internet security firm Trend Micro

Apr 22 '16 10:54

A number of domestic drones will be serving drinks at a pop-up cafe at TU Eindhoven this weekend. The world's first drone-cafe forms part of the Dream and Dare festival to celebrate the university's 60th anniversary.

Apr 20 '16 08:07

The police took down a large encrypted communication network on Tuesday, the Public Prosecutor announced. The network was used by criminals in the Netherlands, and possibly abroad. A 36 year old man from Nijmegen was arrested on suspicion of money laundering.

Apr 19 '16 15:15

NS and Fastned reached an agreement on the construction of three fast-charging stations for electric cars on vacant lots in Amsterdam, Rotterdam and The Hague. NS owns these lots

Apr 19 '16 11:15

Defense Minister Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert is following the "HackerOne" program with interest. The program is a American initiative to have group of carefully selected hackers try in hack into the Pentagon systems.

Apr 19 '16 08:22

The Ministry of Security and Justice plans to soon give thousands of prisoners a tablet. According to the Ministry, prisons are becoming more modern and it is important to keep up. The tablets will also help cut costs

Apr 15 '16 09:01

European Minister of transports made agreements on having Europe ready for self-driving cars on all public roads by 2019 during meetings in Amsterdam this week

Apr 13 '16 13:15

Google is helping Brabant revenge porn victim Chantal remove search results involving her name. A sex tape of her and an ex that was posted on Facebook last year is still popping up in search results when her name is googled, causing harm in her personal and work life

Apr 8 '16 12:35

This week the University of Twente installed an LED video floor intended to be used for better rehabilitation for patients with walking difficulties, for example due to a brain injury or after an accident

Apr 6 '16 13:45

Minister Melanie Schultz van Haegen of Infrastructure wants new European rules for self-driving vehicles. She would find it nice if Europe can remain ahead of the United States on this field and will push for it at an Informal Transport Council meeting in Amsterdam next week, she said in an interview with AutoWeek.

Apr 6 '16 08:46

The police are concerned about the growing availability and range of "hacking software" - software used to commit cybercrime. This software is easily and readily available, Rob van Bree of the National Police's cybercrime division, said in an interview with the Telegraaf.

Apr 5 '16 12:50

A new Rembrandt, painted nearly four centuries after the famous Dutch artist's death, was unveiled in Amsterdam art gallery Looiersgracht 60 on Tuesday. The portrait of a Caucasian man with a white collar and a hat was not painted by an understudy or fan, but by a computer based on Rembrandt's complete works.

Apr 4 '16 11:35

Cybercrime costs the Dutch government and companies about 10 billion euros a year, according to an analysis done by Deloitte. The public sector and technology sector in particular are hit hard by cybercrime

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