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Sunday, 23.11.2014, 11:41
Police undertook a Europe-wide action on hackers who had allegedly gained control of internet users’ laptops to spy on them — just a day after it emerged that hundreds of cameras had been unknowingly broadcasting from British homes, reports LETA, referring to the British newspaper ''The Independent''.
Keyword tags: EU – Baltic States, Internet, Latvia, Legislation, Technology
Estonian TV sets shopping survey shows that as time goes on, people buy smarter and bigger TV sets, LETA/Postimees Online reports.
Google still remains the most visited Internet website in Latvia. On the average, 47.5% or 801,000 Latvian residents, aged between 15 and 74, visit Google on a daily basis, according to a study conducted by TNS, informs LETA.
Extraordinary event has occurred in Lithuania's telecommunications market – one of the most lucrative internet, cable TV and landline telecommunications service providers Cgates is going to be sold, informs LETA/ELTA.
Today, the development of laws that fulfill the requirements of today's digital society has become one of the most important issues for maintaining security and controlling cyber crime, according to the President, Toomas Hendrik Ilves, who today opened the Networked Security international conference, which is being organised by the Estonian Academy of Security Sciences and brings together experts from approximately 40 countries, reported BC the president's office.
In November 2014, Estonia presented its new web platform that will allow anyone in the world to have e-residency in the country. E-residency gives secure access to Estonia’s digital services and an opportunity to give digital signatures in an electronic environment.
In November 2014, the e-Governance Academy in Estonia with its partners will start assisting the Ukrainian government in the development of e-governance and the nation's first e-services.
Estonian Prime Minister Taavi Rõivas yesterday in Helsinki said in his presentation speech held at Slush – the biggest event of start-ups and technology – that e-residency enables Europeans to start their business anywhere in the world and Estonia will be a landmark in this field, reports BC government’s press service.
Storebrand Baltic, with the recent addition of an IT development branch, is the fastest growing company in the Norwegian Storebrand Group. In the last 12 months Storebrand Baltic hired over 30 skilled developers and aim to double the number in the next 12-18 months, reports LETA/ELTA, referring to Invest Lithuania.
Research and development expenditure in Lithuania in 2013 amounted to EUR 332 million, while back in 2004 it stood at EUR 137 million. In 2013, the EU28 member-states spent almost EUR 275 billion on R&D, informs LETA/ELTA.
On Friday, taking part in the opening of the KTU (Kaunas Technology University) Science and Technology Centre and Technological Business Incubator, Lithuanian Prime Minister Algirdas Butkevicius stressed that funds properly invested in science and technologies always bring great returns, informs LETA/ELTA.
Vilnius has won the Award for Innovation for its Interactive Energy Classification Map in a competition among European cities organized by EUROCITIES, repoted BC the press service of the Vilnius City Municipality.
Minister of Economy Evaldas Gustas met with European Commissioner for Research, Science and Innovation Carlos Moedas and stressed that high technology and engineering industry form research and innovation potential in Lithuania, reports LETA/ELTA.
International Information and Communication Technology Fair RIGA COMM 2014 will give a great start for innovative technological solution called iBeacon. It will explore new doors for whole Europe.
As data for the 3rd quarter of the current year show, 51% of incoming international items originate from China. All in all, Lithuania Post has received and dispatched 12m items during the period in question, reports BC post’s press service.