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Submission + - EU websites track users without warning, against own rules->

Sam Lowry writes: European institutions are tracking users of their web sites, in breach of the EU's own data protection rules. The fact has been confirmed by Europe’s data protection watchdog, in an interview with EurActiv, while Brussels is reviewing privacy legislation to tackle the abuse.
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Submission + - Webiste owners have to register in Belarus->

Sam Lowry writes: In a follow-up to the news on tightening rules for Internet users in Belarus, companies and entrepreneurs in Belarus are now required to host their websites in Belarus and to declare themselves to the state authorities. ISPs will have to keeps the user logs for 1 year.
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Submission + - Ten years of FOSDEM-> 2 2

HansF writes: FOSDEM is a free and non-commercial event organized by the community, for the community. Its goal is to provide Free and Open Source developers a place to meet. This year we celebrate it's tenth birthday in Brussels. Interesting talks this year will be about writing and submitting your first Linux kernel Patch by Greg Kroah-Hartman, Promoting Open Source Methods at a Large Company by Brooks Davis and Evil on the Internet by Richard Clayton. Also the event will host several devrooms on topic varying from Alt-os to X.org. No registration necessary, so feel free to drop by.
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Comment This idea floats in the air (Score 1) 334 334

I once even spend an insane amount of time trying to explain to a fellow lawyer why adapting software practices for lawmaking will be interesting, but he seemed unable to understand.

I then abandoned the issue altogether, but would be lucky to join anyone who is bold enough to impose such a system on lawmakers.

My mother is a fish. - William Faulkner

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