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How to block annoying EU cookie alerts in 3 simple steps

April 22, 2013
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As the topic of the online tracking and privacy becomes increasingly sensitive, some national governments try to regulate this. However, as it often happens, the implementation of new laws leaves much to be desired. EU Cookie Law An EU cookie law is a good example of a poor implementation of a great idea. Since the […]

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Tech Wars: Giant Firms Battle the Authorities and Each Other

April 4, 2013
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Their products dominate our lives, while they dominate the markets for PCs, smartphones, tablets, TVs and digital cameras, but the likes of Microsoft, Samsung, Apple, LG and Toshiba have fallen foul of the law more than once, and when they did, it’s been costly. There have been several high-profile lawsuits involving some of the world’s […]

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New Cookie law might require users to “opt-in” on Danish websites

March 1, 2011
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We have covered the European Union “cookie issue” in a few previous articles: February 2009: New Cookie Law Will Require User Consent Before Placing Cookies December 2009: The Dreaded Cookie Law Crumbles November 2010: EU’s Cookie Law still being chewed on – might end up requiring users to “opt-in” for browser cookies… Now there’s once […]

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Firefox takes the browser lead in Europe

January 4, 2011
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For the first time, Firefox is now the most used browser in Europe. Firefox reached a market share of 38.11% in December, leaving behind Internet Explorer in 2nd place with 37.52%. Firefox doesn’t have themselves to thank though, as the reason for being number one is mostly because of Internet Explorer losing market shares due […]

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EU’s Cookie Law still being chewed on – might end up requiring users to “opt-in” for browser cookies…

November 23, 2010
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A year ago we wrote about a new European Union cookie law which would require user consent before placing cookies on a computer. A month later we wrote how the cookie law crumbled as it wasn’t carried into effect yet because of issues with the original wording of the Act. In this case, a cookie […]

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The Dreaded Cookie Law Crumbles

December 15, 2009
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One month ago I wrote about a new cookie law, already approved in the EU, which would require user consent before a website is allowed to place cookies on the users computer. Even though the law was actually already approved, it was not carried into effect yet and thank god for that. Had it been, […]

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New Cookie Law Will Require User Consent Before Placing Cookies

November 13, 2009
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This is so whacked I couldn’t believe my own eyes when I first read about it. I don’t mind EU at all, I actually prefer to be in the European Union and all that crap, but every now and then something comes along that makes you wonder how stoned those law-making people really are and […]

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