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Google Accidentally Released Details of Right To Be Forgotten Requests

A year has passed since the EU ruled that people have the “right to be forgotten” online, and Google has been busy removing links when people ask it to. But now it’s accidentally revealed details about the requests—and it turns out the truth is less salacious than you may have hoped for. » 7/15/15 5:00am 7/15/15 5:00am

Google vs. the EU: A Fight for the Right to Screw With Search Results

Google is the most popular search engine in the world, to the point where I feel dumb typing “Google is the most popular search engine in the world” because holy shit, you already know. But ubiquity is not synonymous with benevolence. The EU’s new lawsuit against the search giant brings up larger issues. » 4/16/15 6:05pm 4/16/15 6:05pm

Laser-Cut Logos: The Future of Packaging Is No Packaging At All

The EU is notoriously sensitive about how its crops are grown—but this weekend, it will begin allowing companies to apply labels and barcodes directly onto produce using lasers. The new legislation—which has taken three years to pass—was spearheaded by a Spanish company called Laser Food (natch), which has developed… » 6/19/13 11:59am 6/19/13 11:59am

European Parliament Declares Feared International Copyright Agreement…

The Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA) was an EU treaty to protect copyright—but many feared that it was too restrictive and would in turn lead to online censorship. Fortunately the European Parliament has has just rejected the agreement. The internet lives to fight another day. » 7/04/12 8:00am 7/04/12 8:00am