European Parliament

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
Games News

GamerGate Politician ‘Sargon of Akkad’ Loses Election Bid

It was part of an overwhelming loss for the party he represented, UKIP.
Patrick Klepek
5.28.19
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
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
Right to Repair

The European Parliament Wants Europeans to Have the Right to Repair

It might soon be easier for Europeans to fix their own electronics.
Louise Matsakis
7.5.17
politics

We Spoke to the Spanish Politician Who Publicly Told Off Her Sexist Polish Colleague

Last week, Iratxe García made it clear she has no time for old Polish men telling the European Parliament that women "are weaker, smaller, and less intelligent."
Laura Conde
3.8.17
News

EU Parliament Asks European Countries to Protect Edward Snowden from the US

Snowden scores a symbolic victory, but his legal situation is unlikely to change in the short term.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
10.29.15
Internet

Europe Tries to Save Net Neutrality, Is Killing It Instead

The European Parliament votes in favor of net neutrality legislation that permits internet fast and slow lanes.
Joseph Cox
10.27.15
News

What Is This Europe That You Keep Talking About?

This week, voters in Europe elected a frightening amount of far-right and fascist politicians to the European Parliament in Brussels. What's behind the xenophobic uprising? Anger, poverty, unemployment, and the feeling that the interests of everyday...
Laurie Penny
5.29.14