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The first time that the European Commission's vice president talked about the Digital Agenda which was recently published. Neelie Kroes speech was the first time that she talked about the Digital Agenda in public, and she provided quite a bit of interpretation.
The European Commission plans to rewrite ICT industry rules to make sure dominant technologies, like devices with always-on connectivity, do not lock consumers into supporting monopolies and hamper innovation, Neelie Kroes, EU commissioner for the Digital Agenda, told EurActiv in an exclusive interview.
THE president of the FFII says that he "has just copied the European Commission's video where Neelie Kroes explains that Microsoft can tax competitors with patents." Here is a high-resolution version [MPEG] and the Ogg version below.
Neelie Kroes, the European Commissioner for Digital Agenda, announced the following invitation on Twitter: "Calling all online #freedom defenders. I REALLY want 2 hear how u think #EU can use #cybersecurity 2increase freedom Specific ideas; tell me" Several obvious approaches to freedom and computer security come to mind.
«Civil liberties groups La Quadrature du Net, European Digital Rights (EDRi), AK Vorrat, and Netzpolitik.org are urging the European Parliament to heed advice given by the European Data Protection Supervisor Peter Hustinx and scrap plans dubbed "voluntary data retention"...»
Neelie Kroes, the chair of the European Union's Commission on Competition, has been given a new job that takes her out of the regulatory area and into a less powerful role than the one that netted her so many headlines.
The European Commission - Directorate for Competition has officially dropped its antitrust charges against Microsoft, after Microsoft agreed to provide users of its Windows operating system a choice of web browsers. Under the new deal, Microsoft will avoid future E.C. fines and, from March, consumers will have a choice of up to twelve other web browsers.
Neelie Kroes is no lightweight when it comes to open v. closed software. She spent six years as Europe's head trust-buster, and in that time, collected billions from proprietary software makers who sought to corner the market with their closed-source wares. When she spoke, big software — and everybody else — listened. In February, Ms.