eu

tech-science

Europe’s Deadly Heatwave Marked the Hottest June on Record

We can expect more brutal heatwaves to come according to a pair of European climate reports.
Sarah Emerson
7.3.19
CYBER

The Politician Fighting The Spyware Industry

Outgoing Dutch member of European Parliament Marietje Schaake tells us why spyware is as dangerous as an AK-47, but regulated less.
MOTHERBOARD STAFF
6.7.19
Right to Repair

Protesters Are Slowly Winning Electronics Right-to-Repair Battles in Europe

Activists brought a busted refrigerator to a protest and successfully agitated for their right to repair.
Matthew Gault
12.14.18
article 13

The EU Can Still Be Saved From Its Internet-Wrecking Copyright Plan

Public pressure, legal challenges could minimize the damage.
Karl Bode
9.12.18
eu

EU Passes Controversial Copyright Law With ‘Link Taxes’

Lawmakers exempted non-commercial and smaller platforms from the directive, but opponents of the law still worry that it will lead to greater censorship on the internet.
Daniel Oberhaus
9.12.18
climate change

Europe Wants to Devastate Forests to Double Its 'Renewable' Energy

A plan recently finalized by the European Union would classify wood burned for fuel as a carbon neutral energy source, when it’s anything but.
Sarah Emerson
9.12.18
link tax

The EU Could Vote to Wreck the Internet Tomorrow

Link taxes and mandatory copyright filters are still points of contention.
Karl Bode
9.11.18
child marriage

The Teenager Fighting Against Child Marriage in Bangladesh

Though her mother threatened to kill herself if she didn't marry at 13, Meghla managed to get out of it. Now, she helps to prevent other child marriages from happening.
Tim Geyer
7.18.18
Article 11

EU Votes Down Internet-Wrecking Copyright Proposal

Massive backlash drives the controversial measure back to the drawing board
Karl Bode
7.5.18
Opinion

Europe's New Copyright Rules Are Like YouTube's Content ID System—for the Entire Internet

The European Union wants to take the upload filters that make no one happy and apply them to all content on the internet.
Cory Doctorow
6.14.18
copyright

Europe's New Copyright Rules Will Be Devastating to the Internet as We Know It

Get ready for a world of "link taxes" and copyright complaints over memes.
Karl Bode
6.14.18
Twitter

Twitter Is Banning Anyone Whose Date of Birth Says They Joined Before They Were 13

According to the company, it can't separate content posted before and after the age of 13.
Jordan Pearson
5.30.18
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