Following Artificial Intelligence Breakthrough, European Go Champion Loses Against Computer

 For the first time ever, a computer has beaten a professional Go player, Fan Hui. This is a major breakthrough when it comes to artificial intelligence and neural networks, as ...

Facebook’s Second European Data Center Is Coming To Ireland

 Facebook today officially announced that it plans to open its second European data center in Clonee, Ireland. The town, which sits right outside of Dublin will play host to Facebook’s ...

European Antitrust Chief Eyeing Tech Giants’ Hold On Data

 The European Union’s competition commissioner, Margrethe Vestager, has fired a warning shot about the competition risks posed by dominant tech platforms that harvest vast ...

With No European Safe Harbor, Facebook Faces Privacy Complaints On Multiple Fronts

 Facebook’s least favorite Austrian, lawyer and privacy campaigner, Max Schrems, has updated his data protection complaints against the social network giant in the light ...

Delayed European Legal Opinion On Facebook NSA/PRISM Coming Later This Month

 A European legal opinion regarding Facebook’s alleged data-sharing co-operation with the NSA/PRISM dragnet surveillance program that’s due to be issued by the Advocate ...

Setback For European Facebook Privacy Class Action, As Austrian Court Rules Lawsuit Inadmissible

 An ongoing Facebook class action suit in Europe over alleged privacy violations took a significant step back today. A regional court in Austria, where the suit was originally ...

Search Delisting Appeals ‘Working Efficiently’, Say European Regulators

 The Article 29 Working Party — the European body comprised of representatives from member states’ data protection authorities (DPAs) — has been considering how ...

Google Opens Cloud Dataflow To All Developers, Launches European Zone For BigQuery

 Google is launching a couple of updates to its cloud-based big data products at the Hadoop Summit in Brussels today. These include the launch of the open beta of Cloud Dataflow, ...

European Facebook Privacy Lawsuit Heads To Court In Vienna

 A class action data privacy lawsuit that’s being brought against Facebook in Europe — for participation in the NSA’s PRISM dragnet surveillance program, among ...

Google Merges European Operations To Square Up To Regulators And Rivals

 United we stand, divided we fall. So goes the old saying that search and mobile giant Google is now taking to heart in Europe, as it faces off with regulators and rivals in ...

Facebook’s European Privacy Class Action Hearing Set For April 9

 Some developments on the class action suit filed against Facebook over alleged privacy violations in Europe. Europe vs. Facebook, the group leading the suit now with 25,000 ...

European Parliament Backs Investigation To Split Google Search From Its Other Businesses

 A little Thanksgiving message from the European Parliament today: they support the idea of breaking up Google. While the search giant was not mentioned by name, members voted ...