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Cyber security has become an imperative. Governments around the world are preoccupied by the possibility of targeted cyber-attacks and they rightly take initiatives to protect their citizens. To illustrate: security was selected as one of the priority topics for the European Commission’s Digital Agenda Assembly 2012 last week in Brussels, and many other events have… » read more

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A ray of hope?

Media seem to go by the unwritten dogma that only difference in opinion, not consensus, is worth the headlines. Regardless, agreeing common principles has always been a prerequisite to joint action or effective progress in the real world. This at least holds true for the European Union, this innovative construct of national governments whose collective… » read more

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Hail the Directorate General for Communications Networks, Content and Technologies and long live DG CONNECT! No need for exclamation mark actually: this acronym is propitious enough to sound like a burning imperative, a compelling invitation to act. So, DG INFSOC is out, CONNECT is in. This switch will likely inspire the digital natives: staying connected… » read more

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The stereotype of a hacker is some dodgy looking, long haired, uncouth youth who creates and cracks codes in order to exploit a company or organisation. Nothing could in fact be further from the truth says Caroline De Cock, organiser of the EUhackathon, who is actively working to change the perception of a “hacker” into… » read more

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Having been solicited last year by Commissioner Michel Barnier, Antonio Vitorino has just decided to don the full gear of mediator in the thorny issue of private copying and reprography levies. His announcement back in November 2011 had originally raised hope mainly based on the calibre of this shrewd politician, a former deputy Prime Minister… » read more

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Europe’s Innovation Network Discovered: Unexus.org Turning Dreams into Reality A series of guest blogs by digital entrepreneurs. This first guest blog post is by Justin Brown and Mark Bakacs, founders of Unexus.org, an innovation network helping individuals, organisations and research institutions to build innovation communities. The Innovation Union Scorecard for 2011 published in February this… » read more

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