The national health institute RIVM is set to be authorized to make use of anonymized data from telecom providers in order to determine whether or not Covid-19 measures should be relaxed, a temporary emergency law proposed by the cabinet on Friday reads.
Inflation in the Netherlands dropped to 0.0 percent in April, compared to 0.6 percent in March. This put inflation back to the same level as in 2015, which was the lowest level since 1987, according to figures released by Statistics Netherlands.
Radiocommunications Agency Netherlands, known locally as Agentschap Telecom, is cautioning schools against using mobile phone jammers to prevent the use of smartphones during exams. A fine of at least 1,800 euros is possible if a school is caught using a jammer, reported NOS.
Piggy banks remain the preferred spot for children to keep their spare cash, with 76 percent saying they use money boxes. This comes ahead of banks, used by 55 percent, and wallets used by one-third of the surveyed children, according to the survey by Wijzer in Geldzaken.
The Netherlands-based chip maker Gemalto has been hacked by the United States secret service NSA and the British GCHQ, De Telegraaf reports. This is according to a report by The Intercept based on documents received by NSA whistle blower Edward Snowden.
A large escape attempt from the only prison on Curacao was stopped, reported the director of the Center for Detention and Correction Curacao (SDKK).
The new warning system used during emergency situations has been tested once again today. NL-Alert had a trial run at 12 p.m., as the government sent around an SMS message to everyone with a mobile telephone registered in the netherlands, if the device is capable of it.
First quarter sales for smartphones in the Netherlands have gone up in 2014 4.1 percent from a year ago. This increase is worth 12 percent, Telecom reports.
An Amsterdam company is going to make special phone cases to protect against radiation from mobiles.
In the Netherlands, use of mobile internet has increased in 2013.