Bits of Freedom

Guy Fawkes mask often used by hackers
Jan 3 '17 08:30

Russian hackers made use of a private Dutch server to attack the American Democratic Party, the Volkskrant reports based on documents from the United States' Department of homeland Security. The Dutch server in question belongs to Rejo Zenger, who wors for privacy organization Bits of Freedom.

Police
Dec 16 '16 09:35

From today the Dutch police can track suspects using facial recognition - faces of suspects, from surveillance camera footage for example, can now be compared with a large database filled with photos of people with criminal records, NOS reports.

Nov 15 '16 11:50

Minister Edith Schippers of Public Health won the , was announced at the award ceremony in Amsterdam on Monday. She is "proud" of the award, she said in a first reaction, Het Parool reports.

Dec 16 '15 10:09

Four Dutch privacy organizations threatened Facebook with legal action if the social media giant and its subsidiaries do not stop sharing European users' personal data with the United States. The groups gave Facebook until January 15th to clarify its policy on this matter

Sep 24 '15 18:29

Young consumers want more information about products while they are shopping, preferably delivered by smartphone, according to a survey conducted by research firm Quotas. Customers want to do more shopping faster, broadcaster NOS reported.

Apr 3 '15 09:39

A coalition of 32 organizations, companies and individuals are calling on Minister Ard van der Steur to develop a vision regarding protecting the privacy of citizens in the information society.

Dec 17 '14 10:49

Minister Ivo Opstelten of Security and Justice was announced as the winner of this year's Big Brother Award last night. He accepted the award with mixed feelings.

Dec 12 '14 14:47

Whistle blower Edward Snowden is set to give a speech via video link at the Big Brother Awards in Amsterdam on Tuesday. He will also answer public questions.

Aug 8 '14 12:45

The company Gamma International has been hacked by a digital activists organization, who released a massive amount of technical and client information from the company online yesterday. The German-British company that sells spy software to governments and detection authorities, also had the Dutch police as a client, De Volkskrant reports.

Oct 15 '13 18:03

A new report by the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs’ Radiocommunications Agency found that some Dutch telecommunications and internet service providers (ISPs) have violated European Union law requiring the retention of communications data for the purposes of investigating, detecting and prosecuting serious crime and terrorism.