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Oct 31 '14 12:02

Not a single CEO of the Dutch AEX companies uses Twitter.

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Oct 28 '14 12:05

Dutch people are careless when using a work laptop, tablet or smartphone on a public WiFi network. Many people seem unaware of the risks. One in three employees even sometimes leave their device unattended.

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Oct 24 '14 13:50

Singer Marco Borsato was flooded with messages after the mother of a fan posted a touching plea on Facebook.

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Oct 24 '14 07:46

The Ministry of Defense announced a social media alarm after several Dutch soldiers were threatened on LinkedIn and Facebook.

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Oct 21 '14 13:26

A teacher of Sophianum College in Gulpen sent a sexually suggestive photo to several students.

Oct 8 '14 19:30

The Second Chamber today unanimously approved the relaxation of the cookie law proposed by Minister Henk Kamp of Economic Affairs.

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Sep 25 '14 16:27

Starting today Netwerk Notarissen offers their clients a social media clause when making a cohabitation agreement or prenuptial agreement.

Sep 23 '14 09:54

In the case against suspected jihadi recruiter 'Abou Moussa', the examining judge has been taken from the case because the commissioning judge has aroused suspicions of bias, and has been replaced, the Algemeen Dagblad reports.

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Sep 19 '14 11:44

A video appeared on Facebook in which a 15-year-old girl from Beverwijk was punched to the ground and then kicked repeatedly by two boys aged 14 and 15 in Ijmuiden. The police have arrested the two teen boys, and report that the girl has had hospital treatment for "lesions to her face", the Algemeen Dagblad writes.

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Sep 11 '14 08:50

Sociology students in preparatory middle-level vocational education (VMBO) schools in The Netherlands are in an uproar over texts about Moroccans and Turks in one of their textbooks. The Book, from publisher Malmberg, contains prejudicial text about minority groups in The Netherlands, the students say on Twitter, the Algemeen Dagblad reports.

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Sep 5 '14 11:08

According to Trouw, jihadism in The Netherlands is concentrated in mostly three regions. Per region, there are dozens of jihadists planning to travel to Syria or Iraq, or who were apprehended by the authorities prior to their departure, and those who are in the war zone already or who have returned from there.

Aug 26 '14 09:24

The global rage of the Ice Bucket Challenge has made its mark in ALS donations, and ALS Nederland is feeling the generosity as well. In August alone, the foundation has received more than 14,000 donations, compared to 200 donations every month, the NOS reports.

Aug 26 '14 08:01

Dutch mosques are going to take to social media in an effort to counter the flood of muslim youths being recruited by terrorist organization IS. Young islamists are being encouraged to offer counter-discussions about the negatives of IS on the internet, to engage sympathizers to turn away from extremism, the Algemeen Dagblad reports.

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Aug 21 '14 09:36

The glorification of violence on social media is something that worries the Public Prosecution Authority (OM) in The Netherlands. The OM is monitoring the internet for signs of this, as well as calls to open violence, but cannot yet take action against this, as there is no law to allow this, De Telegraaf reports.

Aug 15 '14 14:56

The Dutch official, Yasmina Haifi, who was suspended this week due to a controversial tweet about IS being a Zionist plot will definitely not get her job back. Minister Ivo Opstelten of Security and Justice announces today that other measures are being looked at, and that dismissing Haifi is not off the cards, De Volkskrant reports.

Aug 12 '14 16:50

A malfunction with ING Bank's online system left customers in a lurch, unable to use internet banking services as well as transaction processor iDeal. First reports of the problem surfaced around 10:00 am as customers took to social media to complain of payment failures.

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Aug 11 '14 15:11

The leader of the Socialist Party in Rotterdam, Leo de Kleijn, wants the same treatment that has been given to anti-Semitism to go towards fighting 'islamophobia'.

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Jul 29 '14 11:46

Facebook has become a public forum not only for socialization, but also for justice as the girlfriend of 22-year-old Sebastiaan ter Maaten has taken to the social media platform to find the people that beat Sebastiaan up.

MH17
Jul 18 '14 09:50

A pro-Russian separatist leader in Ukraine reportedly claimed responsibility for shooting down the Malaysia Airlines MH17 flight over the East of the country. Igor Girkin, also known as Strelkov, posted a his claim on a Russian social media site, thinking that he had downed a Ukrainian military transport plane.

Jul 18 '14 08:43

The current death toll in the Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 that crashed near Donetsk, Ukraine is reported as 298 people, including 283 passengers and 15 crew members. The airline has published a statement listing what is known of the nationalities of the victims. Currently, it is known that a total of 154 Dutch people died on the flight.

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Jun 20 '14 11:37

The faction president of the Party for Unity in The Hague has uttered support for the extremist grouping ISIS on his Facebook page. This pro-ISIS stance from Abdoe Khoulani is causing some discomfort in Parliament, and seems to add to the growing debate about current ISIS demonstrations reportedly being planned in The Netherlands.

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May 2 '14 14:47

LinkedIn's turnover for the first quarter of 2014 rose by 46 percent in comparison to last year, to almost $473 million (€341 million). The business networking site announced this on Thursday.

Apr 11 '14 08:58

Dutch clothing warehouse Vroom & Dreesman has been forced to pull a T-shirt from the racks, depicting a dog wearing a uniform from the German Wehrmacht, as people were complaining about the item on social media.

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Apr 4 '14 13:22

Two child minders at the Flamingo Regenboog daycare center in Amsterdam-Noord have been made inactive due to their failure to supervise two children properly.

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