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Schlock and .aw as Dutch net registry rebrands

LOGOWATCH Admit it, for years you've regarded the Dutch net registrar SIDN as a "fairly conservative organisation", concerned mainly with administering the .nl domain. Well, we've got news for you, because Stichting Internet Domeinregistratie Nederland, to trumpet its full title, has actually evolved into a "dynamic enterprise", whose …
Lester Haines, 1 Mar 2016
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BlackBerry baffled by Dutch cops' phone encryption cracked brag

Claims by the Netherlands Forensic Institute (NFI) that it has successfully decrypted emails stored on BlackBerry smartphones have caused bafflement at the Canadian firm. Documents seen by Dutch blog Crime News show the NFI claiming to have decrypted 275 out of 325 emails encrypted with PGP from a handset in their possession. …
Iain Thomson, 13 Jan 2016

Dutch Transport Inspectorate raid Uber's Amsterdam office

The Dutch Transport Inspectorate is carrying out raids on Uber's Amsterdam office as it investigates allegations that the ride-sharing company is continuing to operate its banned uberPOP service. Reuters quoted a company spokeperson saying that the raids followed signs that Uber had continued to offer the service. In a …
Early art on mussel shell

Boffins unearth the ultimate antique art - 500,000 years old

The oldest example of our ancestors' artistic talents has been unearthed, after spending over a century hiding in plain view. Early art on mussel shell Primitive doodle by primitive The artifact in question is a mussel shell found near the bones of a member of the species Homo Erectus in the 1890s by Dutch paleontologist …
Iain Thomson, 5 Dec 2014
Roughly 150kg of gold

Dutch banks get nod to inhale Amazon cloud

Dutch regulators have cleared Amazon's cloud for consumption by financial institutions within the country, validating the Amazon Web Services infrastructure for use even in tightly regulated industries. Though many technologists are skeptical of the use of cloud computing within industries such as the finance sector, …
Jack Clark, 30 Jul 2013

Police arrest suspect in BIGGEST DDoS ATTACK IN HISTORY

The Dutch police have confirmed the arrest of man suspected of taking part in a massive DDoS attack against the anti-spam group Spamhaus back in March. The 35 year-old man is a Dutch national but was arrested at his home in Barcelona under a European arrest warrant, the Netherlands National Prosecution Office told the BBC. His …
Iain Thomson, 26 Apr 2013
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Tech firms face massive tax bill if Dutch vote to end loopholes

US corporations including Dell, Yahoo!, and Google could be facing an extra $90bn in taxes if the Dutch government presses ahead with plans to stop the country being used as a conduit for companies looking to avoid paying local revenue officials. "We should not be a tax haven," said Ed Groot, a parliament member from the …
Iain Thomson, 23 Jan 2013
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Dutch get wound up over invisible SMS

Dutch tabloid De Telegraaf reports that 12 Somalis picked up in Amsterdam over Christmas were located using secret SMS messages, apparently bouncing back their GPS coordinates for the authorities. The 12 suspects were arrested on Christmas eve following a tip-off that they were planning some sort of terrorist attack, but now …
Bill Ray, 4 Feb 2011
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Dutch cat skinner publishes critics' personal details

The Dutch "artist" who in 2004 turned her pussy into a handbag under the performance art title "My dearest cat Pinkeltje (2004)" has published personal details of those who emailed her expressing their disgust. Tinkebell's My dearest cat Katinka Simonse, aka Tinkebell, copped a veritable shitstorm of e-abuse for the feline …
Lester Haines, 28 May 2009
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Dutch plan 'Energy Island'

A Dutch company has proposed an interesting new kind of pumped-storage energy station. Normally, such facilities work by pumping huge uphill reservoirs full of water and letting it flow out through hydro-power turbines later on to release the stored energy. This one, however, works by emptying a huge reservoir. Concept cutaway …
Lewis Page, 11 Nov 2008
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Dutch court convicts teens for stealing pixels

A pair of Dutch teenagers have been convicted of theft for stealing virtual items from a classmate. Leeuwarden district court sentenced the boys, aged 14 and 15 to community service for punching, kicking, and threatening their 13-year-old victim with a knife until he agreed to transfer a virtual amulet and mask from the game …
Austin Modine, 22 Oct 2008

Canucks kill second attempt at 'iPod tax'

Canada's controversial "iPod tax" has once again been struck down in court. The Federal Court of Appeal yesterday rejected a decision by Canada's Copyright Board to collect fees from would-be MP3 player customers to compensate artists for revenue lost to "private copying." The proposed tax included a CAD5 strike on digital …
Austin Modine, 12 Jan 2008

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