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Participants in the NEO Hackathon event in the Netherlands, 18 & 19 Oct 2018
Nov 3 '18 08:00

The G-Team won the NEO Hackathon in Rotterdam and Delft earlier this month with their project "GDPR with NEO". Team members Niels Beukers and Serge Hendrickx walked away with 500 NEO, worth around 7,100 euros at the time. Buekers and Hendrickx's "GDPR with NEO" project aims to integrate the General Data Protection Regulation with blockchain to better protect user privacy and provide solutions for data storage. 

NEO Hackathon
Oct 17 '18 14:19

Calling all developers and coders! The Chinese blockchain platform and digital currency firm NEO is holding a hackathon in Rotterdam and Delft this weekend. Teams will be challenged to write smart contracts using the Golang programming language, with prizes up to 500 NEO - worth €7,100 at the time of writing - up for grabs.

The event in the Netherlands was organized by NEO, the Delft University of Technology and telecom company KPN.

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May 16 '18 09:33

Internet, television and calling will be more expensive for many Dutch from July. Nearly all Dutch providers of these services are implementing price increases, according to comparison site Pricewise.

Ziggo is implementing an average price increase of 1.65 euros per month. According to Ziggo, the price increase is necessary for further investments in the network, in order to process the considerably increased data consumption.

The Pirate Bay
Oct 5 '17 10:50

Dutch telecom providers Ziggo and XS4ALL are blocking access to torrent site The Pirate Bay after the court in The Hague ordered them to do so. Ziggo blocked the site on Wednesday, and XS4ALL plan to do so on Thursday, RTL Nieuws reports.

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Aug 29 '17 11:30

Film distributor Dutch Filmworks (DFW) plans to soon start fining Dutch pirates, owner Willem Pruijssers said to RTL Z. Starting in October, the distributor plans to track Dutch illegally downloading or streaming its products. Those caught doing so will be sent a "settlement letter" with a fine amount, which they can either pay or fight in court, according to the broadcaster.

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Jul 21 '17 16:10

The Netherlands' experiment with letting customers pay for public transit with their smartphones, instead of the public transit card, did not have a great start. Since it only 4,702 people used the 'OV chip mobiel' app, and used it an average of five or less times, AD reports.

Smart bicycle lock by KPN and VVN - prevents smartphone use while cycling
Jun 21 '17 14:30

Telecom provider KPN and the foundation for safe traffic in the Netherlands VVN teamed up to invent a smart bicycle lock. The lock is not only an anti-theft measure - it can only be unlocked with a smartphone app - but also prevents cyclists from using their smartphones while cycling. If the bike is unlocked, the phone's network connection is disconnected, NU.nl reports. 

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May 22 '17 13:25

Vodafone and KPN customers can now use their Android phones to pay for public transport in the Netherlands. This new way of payment was launched across the Netherlands on Monday, after years of cooperation between public transit companies, KPN, Vodafone and the public transport card maker Translink, NU.nl reports.

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Apr 21 '17 13:00

Dutch public transit companies are teaming up with telecom companies KPN and Vodafone to test using smartphones to pay public transport fares. The test already started, with the new HTM trams in The Hague premiering the service, NU.nl reports.

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Apr 20 '17 11:05

Dutch telecom companies KPN, Tele2, T-Mobile and Vodafone all have world-class mobile networks, according to German bureau P3 in its annual network test. P3 called the results of the Dutch networks "impressive", AD reports.

Aug 31 '16 13:15

Consumer claim foundation Consumentenclaim filed a lawsuit against telecom providers Vodafone and T-Mobile for selling misleading telephone subscriptions in which the client also pays for the cellphone. The foundation wants a court to force the providers to refund the money charged for the device

Aug 23 '16 15:50

Dutch telecom company KPN and South Korean smartphone manufacturer Samsung reached a settlement in a patent dispute dating from 2014, according to court document released on Tuesday. The financial details of the settlement were not revealed

Aug 23 '16 10:28

KPN is dealing with a malfunction on its mobile network that is resulting in customers not being able to access the internet, though they can still make calls. The problems started at 7:00 a.m. and KPN hopes to resolve it by 11:00 a.m., according to the telecom company's maintenance page.

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Jul 27 '16 13:20

KPN is taking sports channel Fox Sports to court over over Fox's demand that its main channel, which broadcasts the Premier League football, be included in the standard package

Jul 1 '16 12:55

KPN completed its Long Range Wide Area-network for the Internet Of Things, making the Netherlands the first country in the world to have a so-called Lora-network with nationwide coverage

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.

Dec 10 '15 08:11

Vodafone is accusing KPN of abuse of power and is suing the company for 115 million euros in damages. According to Vodafone, the company lost millions of euros between 2011 and 2014 because KPN "routinely" thwarted them in their wish to launch an all-in-one service including platform for television

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Nov 20 '15 14:37

KPN is dealing with a technical failure that is not only affecting individual customers in several parts of the country, but also parts of the banking and payments system

Nov 13 '15 17:26

The Supreme Court of the Netherlands is sending a series of questions to the European Court of Justice to decide if by sharing torrent files, The Pirate Bay is violating Europe's copyright directive. The questions concern a court case brought by copyright protection organization Brein against internet service providers Ziggo and XS4ALL.

Oct 27 '15 18:06

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.

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Oct 21 '15 15:08

The Dutch film distributor, Dutch Filmworks, is planning to go after individual Dutch Popcorn Time users and demand compensation for damages done. Spokesperson for the company Peter de Haan told broadcaster NOS that the intention is to approach users either this year or next. Popcorn Time allows user to watch movies and TV series without paying.

Oct 8 '15 14:15

The leader of the police department's High Tech Crime Team (THTC) is disappointed that children had the latitude to engage in a cyberattacks against internet service provider Ziggo earlier this year. Parents need to be more aware of the activities their children engage in online, THTC chief Gert Ras told the Volkskrant.

Oct 7 '15 11:44

Four underage boys and one man were arrested for cyberattacks on the internet service providers Ziggo and KPN. The five were interrogated by the police department’s High Tech Crime Team (THTC) throughout Tuesday following the arrest for Distributed Denial-of-Service (DDoS) attacks on both companies.

Sep 25 '15 11:56

Damage to a KPN fiber optic cable in Utrecht caused internet, television and landline phone service outages on Friday for a wide swath of customers using the Dutch company’s extensive network. The issue hit KPN and its subsidiary, Telfort, as well as Tele2, reported broadcaster NOS.

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