Over the past year Google has received 15 thousand requests from Dutch people who wanted search results to be removed - so called "forget me" requests. More than half - 57 percent - of these requests were rejected.
Organizations are increasingly turning to the court to try and block Dutch Data Protection Authority's publications. According to the privacy watchdog, they fear that their reputations will be damaged if it is revealed that a CBP investigation found that they have misstepped.
KPN is developing its own app for a video-on-demand service available to all internet users in the Netherlands regardless of provider. The app called Play by KPN will allow users to watch live television, record it and watch it whenever you like, or watch other VOD content available through the service.
A spectacular Dutch innovation was showed off at the cyber summit in The Hague on Thursday. A drone that is controlled by thought.
Foreign investments in the Dutch economy topped €3.2 billion last year, a record amount of money according to the Netherlands Foreign Investment Agency (NFIA).
The agency, an operational unit of the ministries of Economic Affairs and Foreign Affairs, released its annual report today that states that in total 187 new investment projects were achieved including headquarters, manufacturing facilities, and data centers. These investments will lead to 6,304 extra jobs.
At the end of each year Google compiles lists of popular search queries for each country based on the more than 3 billion worldwide queries the search engine handles every day. The most asked question in the Netherlands is "How does Tinder work?".
Google has made an agreement with Eneco for the supply of green electricity. The internet giant will use the power from a new wind farm to feed its data center, which is still under construction, in Eemshaven.
According to Interbrand, the brand name of electronics group Philips is for the first time worth more than $10 billion (more than 7.9 billion euro). Philips is the first Dutch company to cross that border.
California-based Google has donated $1 million to Amsterdam’s science museum NEMO as part of funding for an interactive exhibition to "inspire the youth and make them enthusiastic about mathematics and programming.” Google hopes that the donation will go towards supporting and developing talented individuals in the field of science and technology, the company said.
Google is investing €600 million into the construction of a massive data center in the Eemshaven, which will bring more than 1000 new jobs to Groningen, of which 150 permanent, Het Parool reports.
Google Street View cameras are to set cruise down Amsterdam’s canals next week, capturing views of the city from the water. The interactive map will give users the ability to virtually tour the canals as they are seen from the water, and gain a unique perspective of Amsterdam.
Internet literacy among Dutch people between 16 and 75 years of age rose between 2010 and 2013. Especially seniors 65 and up have improved their online skill sets. Inside the European Union, Dutch internet skills is above average, according to the Central Bureau for Statistics (CBS)
ING will postpone its plans for data sharing, announced ING board secretary, Nick Jue, in an open letter to the bank's customers, in a response to the storm of concerns and questions about privacy violations. Jue apologized for the confusion and inconvenience.
The Google Chromecast, an hdmi-dongle to send audio or video from a smart Phone or tablet to a TV, may be available on the Dutch market soon. Google's Senior Vice President, Sundar Pichai, announced during SXSW in Austin, TX, Chromecast will soon be available in more countries than just the U.S.
The round-up of some of this year’s most noteworthy events and news stories.
After Google cut-off a Gmail account created by PVV leader Geert Wilders for his Anti-Islam bumper sticker project, the politician registered a domain with Danish webhost One.com and used it to create a new email address for distributing the stickers. The hosting company says they do not have plans to follow Google's lead and shut down the account for offensive content, a company executive said.
Google has deactivated the islamsticker@gmail Gmail account politician Geert Wilders was using to spread his anti-Islam stickers.
Google has released an annual report of the most popular search terms in 2013.
A privacy watchdog in the Netherlands said Thursday that Google violates Dutch data protection law by combining personal data from its different online services, Reuters reports.
Joris Tinbergen has resigned as the head of Google in the Netherlands, Emerce reports.
Apple has reportedly been working on smart glasses, similar to Google's Glass since 2006. The project was put on hold to work on the iPhone.
Glass can now search for YouTube videos and can recognize music. Also added, is a new way to share photos.