Intelligence service AIVD is careless about privacy when sharing information with foreign services in the search for suspected terrorists, concludes the supervisory committee on the Dutch intelligence services CTIVD. Additional measures are required, the committee said in a report, ANP reports.
Alternative taxi platform Uber has been using a secret computer program to block access to its systems whenever the authorities raided their offices for an inspection. This way important information was hidden from the authorities for several years, according to news agency Bloomberg.
The Dutch cabinet has no plans to force businesses to build in “backdoors” for investigative agencies to snoop on data, Security and Justice Minister Ard van der Steur told parliament on Monday. The ruling coalition sees the privacy and security provided by encryption methods as being more important than making it easier for authorities to access information.
Half of all internet traffic using the network from Dutch telecom KPN is to deliver video, the company revealed in its quarterly statement on Tuesday. Roughly 25 percent of traffic comes from YouTube, while 20 percent is from Netflix.
Investigators in the Netherlands made 76 formal requests to Facebook for data in the last six months of 2014, the social media network revealed on Monday. Specific data about Facebook user accounts was requested 84 times, with some proposals covering multiple accounts at once.
Chip machine manufacturer ASML has confirmed in a short statement that their IT systems has been hacked.
After Twente University mathematics student Loes Knoben took on a traineeship to design a computerized rapid course covering Berlin's S-Bahn public transit system, she decided to take a challenge and put her programming skills to the test. Her skills were vindicated when she rode the entire rail system in just 15 hours and four minutes, faster than anyone else by nearly two hours.
Exactly half of the people who voted for the PvdA, the Dutch labour party, in the 2012 Parliamentary election regret their choice, an Ipsos poll released on Wednesday shows. Respondents said that the PvdA’s inability to fulfill their promises, and the party's continued lack of action led them to regret casting their vote.
A new phone plan may soon become available in Europe that exchanges free data and minutes for advertisements. American telecom company FreedomPop has launched a test in Belgium, whose reception will determine whether the plan can be used in The Netherlands as well, De Telegraaf reports.
Investigations into the deaths of Lisanne Froon and Kris Kremers in Panama have led to the discovery or yet more human remains. The Panama Public Prosecution Authority confirms the discovery. An investigator says that it was a piece of skull, the NRC reports.
Authorities in the Netherlands are not doing enough to tackle the issue of human trafficking. With the information available, the police, Royal Military Police (marechaussee) and labour inspection should be working harder to stem the problem, according to a report from the National Human Trafficking Reporter, which minister Ivo Opstelten of Security and Justice will receive today.
The prices of owner-occupied houses in the Netherlands have dropped 2.1 percent in March, compared with March 2013. Housing prices in February 2012 were 1.7 percent cheaper than in February 2013.
The increase of the excises on diesel and lpg (liquefied petroleum gas) seems to be filling the treasury for the time being. The surprising outcome comes from a letter by Eric Wiebes, state secretary of Finance.
WhatsApp CEO, Jan Koum, is "setting the record straight" in a blog post about privacy concerns raised by the app's customers after the Facebook deal.
The Netherlands Bureau for Economic Policy Analysis(CPB) has been accused of issuing propagandistic information before election time.
Police and courtroom officials regularly use data collected from public transportation cards and an organization monitoring street parking, according to De Telegraaf. The newspaper's investigation into investigation practices found that Translink Systems, the company which runs the OV-chipkaart transit cards, releases confidential customer data several times per week.
The providers are coping well with the extra demand for phone services around the crowning. No major problems occurred so far.
One in three baby’s regularly plays with a tablet computer. My Child Online, Mijn Kind Online, concluded this from data collected from a thousand parents.
Dutch newspaper Telegraaf reported a cyber attack on Monday morning. Its website was offline for two hours on Sunday night and for half an hour on Monday morning at 9.00am. Publisher Herman Mantel said that the investigation of the newspaper showed that a DDos-attack was the cause.