Commission lobbies for police access to website owners list

The European Commission has suggested that law enforcement authorities could soon have restricted access to the WHOIS database that identifies website owners because the system is on a collision course with the EU’s strict new data protection law. Law enforcement authorities have complained to the Commission about plans to change the system in May because they rely on WHOIS to ...

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French election 2017: Meet Brigitte Macron, the new first lady

“Brigitte! Brigitte! Brigitte!” chanted the crowd as she took the stage with her husband, newly elected President Emmanuel Macron. Who is she? First things first: theirs is not a common relationship. That is paraphrased from words Mr Macron himself said on the couple’s wedding day: that they were “not quite common, a couple not quite normal – not that I ...

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L’ Oreal expected to respond to speculation over major Greek investment

French cosmetics giant L’ Oreal will reportedly proceed with more information over a possible “major investment” in Greece, all in the wake of a disclosure of a previously unannounced meeting late last month between Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and L’ Oreal International CEO Jean-Paul Agon in Paris. What followed this week was widespread media speculation in the crisis-plagued country ...

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German spy chief says Russian hackers could disrupt elections

The head of Germany’s foreign intelligence service has warned that next year’s general election could be targeted by Russian hackers intent on spreading misinformation and undermining the democratic process. Bruno Kahl, president of the Bundesnachrichtendienst, said Russia may have been behind attempts during the US presidential campaign to interfere with the vote. “We have evidence that cyber-attacks are taking place ...

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