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Diesel emissions the result of government failures of judgement

Diesel emissions the result of government failures of judgement

Brussels, 26/9/2015. I do so loathe diesel cars. As a motorcycle rider, I have wondered for years why certain cars were unpleasant to follow in traffic. Maybe it’s to do […]

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29/10/2015 at 10:52Auto EU Affairs

Cyber security tips for journalists (The List)

Cyber security tips for journalists (The List)

Updated 15/07/2015. This page is an attempt to compile some of the online resources available to help journalists improve their cyber security. That journalists need to think about such matters […]

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21/07/2015 at 15:45Cybersecurity

Obama in Brussels – Contest of ideals won by affirmation, rather than rejection

Obama in Brussels – Contest of ideals won by affirmation, rather than rejection

Brussels, 27/03/2014. President Barack Obama’s speech last night to assembled dignitaries at the Palais des Beaux-Arts in Brussels was as inspirational as its content was expected. Redolent with references to […]

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21/07/2015 at 10:19EU Affairs

Journalist? Secure your communications – or pay a high price

Journalist? Secure your communications – or pay a high price

Deep Web for Journalists, by Alan Pearce – a review Journalists typically see digital tools such as the laptop and smartphone as essential parts of the work armoury, even some […]

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20/07/2015 at 21:06Cybersecurity Journalism/Editorial

Even in the dark – your shadow needs you

Even in the dark – your shadow needs you

“Learn to be at peace with yourself, because even in the dark, your shadow needs you.” I heard this one rainy morning at Sunrise 2012, the small festival at Bruton, […]

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20/07/2015 at 20:51Life

In euro-land, God is on the side of the big battalions

In euro-land, God is on the side of the big battalions

Glum faces lined the bar last night, though it was Friday. Even Costas was not his usual ebullient self. Apparently it had been snowing in Athens, so it wasn’t just […]

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20/07/2015 at 17:28Campaigning EU Affairs

Libraries as a public good

Libraries as a public good

Tales from a Brussels bar It had been cold outside all week, so I was happy that night to wedge myself against the radiator, pint in hand, and peruse the […]

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20/07/2015 at 15:58Campaigning Life

TTIP must comply with EU data-protection and human-rights laws, says EP

TTIP must comply with EU data-protection and human-rights laws, says EP

Brussels, 01/04/2015. Any future TTIP (Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership) agreement needs to be clear that it “fully exempts the existing and future EU legal framework on the protection of […]

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20/07/2015 at 14:50EU Affairs

Big Data versus EU fundamental rights – two bruisers square up

Big Data versus EU fundamental rights – two bruisers square up

09 December 2014. Brussels’ 5th Annual European Data Protection & Privacy Conference today was notable more for what was not said rather than its explicit content. I happened to say […]

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Autonomous Braking – vehicle safety technology that can save lives

Autonomous Braking – vehicle safety technology that can save lives

And a leap towards the future driverless car Oxford, 1st July 2015. Vehicle accidents are 90% due to human error, says Peter Wells of Volvo Truck’s Accident Research Team. Which […]

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19/07/2015 at 15:59Auto Life