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Swedish government to soften eavesdropping law

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| The Swedish government says it is proposing measures to soften an
| eavesdropping law after widespread public protests.
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http://news.smh.com.au/technology/sw...0926-4o8f.html

BT to kick off fresh Phorm trial

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/7641754.stm

BT Phorm trials begin again

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| The telecoms company was accused of intrusion as the Webwise system watches
| everything you do online and serves up adverts based on your surfing habits.
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http://www.theinquirer.net/gb/inquir...ls-begin-again

Even the French stand up.

French to fight police database

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| David Reid reports on a storm brewing in France over plans to build a
| database to hold details of people considered likely to breach public order.
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| Civil liberties groups fear that the new police database, called Edvige,
| would significantly erode rights to privacy.
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http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/programme...ne/7637586.stm


Recent:

Open source tour of Europe: Sweden

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| Other state projects include Apoteket Sweden’s largest state-owned pharmacy
| chain, which migrated to Red Hat Enterprise Linux at 900 pharmacies as part
| of a move to Intel hardware, and the Swedish Armed Forces’ deal with Red Hat
| to enable migrations from Windows NT to Red Hat Enterprise Linux.
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http://blogs.the451group.com/opensou...europe-sweden/


Open source tour of Europe: France

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| This year the gendarmerie announced plans to migrate up to 70,00 workstations
| to Ubuntu running Firefox and OpenOffice.org, while Ubuntu was also chosen
| for adoption by French MPs as part of the migration of the National Assembly
| from Windows to Linux.
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| Open source has also been adopted by local authorities including Arles, Grand
| Nancy, Lille, Val d’Oise, Marseille, Brest, Grenoble, Lyon, Rennes, and
| Marseille again.
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http://blogs.the451group.com/opensou...europe-france/
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