Articles about Hungary

Kid found a way to travel for free in Budapest. He filed a bug report. And was promptly arrested

The arrest of a Hungarian bloke after he discovered a massive flaw in the website of Budapest's transport authority – and reported it – has sparked a wave of protests. Thousands of users have flooded the Facebook page of the capital city's transport authority Budapesti Közlekedési Központ (BKK) – and its main website was taken …
Kieren McCarthy, 25 Jul 2017
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Slurp data in a Eurozone country? Play by their DPA's rules – EU court

Europe’s highest court ruled Thursday that if a company is operating in a particular country and targeting residents of that country for business, then it IS subject to that country’s data protection rules. The Weltimmo case hinged on the question of jurisdiction for data protection issues. Weltimmo is a Slovakian company …

Post-pub nosh neckfiller: Deep-fried cheesy Hungarian

Last month, we ventured onto the streets of the Czech Republic to bring our wobbly dining fans smažený sýr – a deep-fried cheese delicacy entirely suitable for post-pub consumption. It didn't take long for a couple of Hungarian readers to flag up local classic flat bread-based lángos as an alternative nosh neckfiller, and …
Lester Haines, 5 Apr 2015

Hungary PM ditches internet tax plans after mass protests

Following mass protests across the country over the past week, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban announced on Friday that he would scrap a planned internet tax. The idea of taxing internet service providers for every gigabyte of data flowing across their networks was condemned by everyone from telcos and Hungary’s …
Jennifer Baker, 31 Oct 2014

Hungary's internet tax cannot be allowed to set a precedent, says EC

We cannot allow Hungary to set a precedent with its internet tax, the European Commission’s digital agenda spokesman said on Tuesday. In response to questions from The Register, Ryan Heath – official mouthpiece for unelected digital czar "Steelie" Neelie Kroes – was scathing about Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban’s plans …
Jennifer Baker, 28 Oct 2014

I'll cap internet tax, says Hungarian PM as mob attacks his party HQ

Following a protest by tens of thousands of people on Sunday, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban has promised to cap a proposed new internet tax. The new tax, which is due to come into effect from the beginning of 2015, sparked widespread outrage after it was presented last Tuesday. Consisting of a charge of 150 forints (£ …
Jennifer Baker, 28 Oct 2014

32,000 Hungarians plan to take to the streets for 'internet tax' protest

More than 30,000 people have pledged to stage a protest against Hungary's proposed internet tax law in the capital on Sunday. Viktor Orban's government is planning to tax internet traffic from the beginning of 2015, according to a bill submitted to Hungary's parliament on Tuesday. The draft law would tax internet service …
Jennifer Baker, 24 Oct 2014

Pay a tax on every gigabyte you download? Haha, that's too funny. But not to Hungarians

Hungary is threatening to tax its broadband providers for every gigabyte their subscribers use. The Fidesz-run European nation said that it would charge ISPs 150 forints (around 60 US cents or 39p in the UK) for each gig transferred. Hungary shifted 1,150PB in 2013, and 18PB in mobile data, according to figures from …
Shaun Nichols, 22 Oct 2014
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Europe bites Hungary over media and internet censorship

A rumble of protest is spreading across Europe in reaction to a new media censorship law in Hungary. Yesterday, Europe’s Digital agenda commissioner Neelie Kroes told an Extraordinary meeting of the European Parliament's Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs Committee that the EU had been in touch with the Hungarian …
Jane Fae , 18 Jan 2011
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Devil manifests in Hungarian bathroom

A Hungarian couple have been reduced to washing in the downstairs sink after the Lord of the Flies' terrifying visage appeared in their bathroom. Poor old Laszlo Csrefko, 52, blew a "fortune" doing up the room, but no sooner had he slapped in a new bath, shower and ceramics then Satan decided to pay a visit. According to the …
Lester Haines, 16 Sep 2010
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Jesus descends to Google Earth

Long-term readers will be aware that the Son of God chooses some pretty offbeat places to manifest his supreme being, including Peruvian sand dunes, Ugandan mobile phone masts, Mount Sinai and Romanian wardrobe doors. Well, it appears he's not about to change his simulacrumtastic ways, and here's the latest spot from …
Lester Haines, 28 Apr 2010
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Hungary mandates open standards

The Hungarian government has mandated the use of open standards in its departments in a move to help "foster" competition in the software market. The Open Standards Alliance said that the Hungarian Parliament amended Act LX of 2009 on electronic public services last week. It issued a 10-point amendment that makes the use of …
Kelly Fiveash, 21 Dec 2009
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DSGi sells Hungarian biz for €1

DSG international, the UK’s biggest consumer electronics retailer, today confirmed it is selling Electro World Hungary for one euro. The soon-to-be owner is called EW Electro Retail (EWH) – could it be a management buyout? – will gain all nine stores, operations and employees. Quote time from John Browett, DSGi chief exec: "We …
Team Register, 19 May 2009
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Barclays and HBOS slash contractor rates

Exclusive: Barclays is cutting IT contractor rates by ten per cent across the group, less than a month after cutting 1,800 IT jobs. Back in May Barclays Capital forced contractors to take a ten per cent pay cut, and now the policy is being extended to the bank's global retail and commercial banking business. From 31 August, anyone who …
John Oates, 29 Jul 2008
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Barclays to scrap 1,800 UK tech jobs

Barclays is to axe 1,800 IT jobs in the UK as part of a major business overhaul to set up technology centres in key offshore locations around the world, with 700 workers being forced out by September. The bank first told staff about its outsourcing plans in January this year. In a canned statement Barclays said it hoped to “ …
Kelly Fiveash, 15 Jul 2008
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UN calls for single child helpline

UN telco branch the International Telecommunications Union has called on member nations to standardise their child helpline numbers, to help jet-setting ankle-biters remember who to call. The proposal to use 116 111 as the standard number around the world comes from Child Helpline International, an organisation that works to …
Bill Ray, 17 Jun 2008
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Taxing times for Hungary's porn inspectors

NSFW A group of Hungarian tax inspectors is apparently "protesting" at being forced to watch hard-core grumble flicks in an attempt to decide if the filmmaker has legitimately claimed £10,000 in allowances for set-dressing his DVD romps. According to Ananova, Northern Hungary tax supremo Maria Nagy bemoaned the probe into Ferenc …
Lester Haines, 9 Jun 2008

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