cuby writes "A survey taken by Portuguese, Spanish, Italian and Belgium consumer associations has elected Firefox as the best and most used browser. Well ahead of all versions of Internet explorer." Link to Original Source top
cuby writes "The Portuguese data protection authority sent a letter, a year ago, to Google about privacy concerns over the street view service. It never got a response.
As usually, authorities complain that car plates and some recognizable faces can be viewed and suggests that the service should be stopped until better filtering can be developed. Another curious question concerns the fact that Google, apparently, keeps the original uncensored pictures in their servers for one year before destroying them. The data protection authority also concerns about this and did not obtained the reason for this procedure.
A google translation from the Portuguese original is available in here.
They are studying possible actions against them." Link to Original Source top
cuby writes "It seems all Google services suffered a major blackout for a few moments today. Someone knows Why?
Moreover, I was unable to post a story about it in Slashdot because the submission form needs some Google service that wasn't working. Is this dependence of Google a good idea?" top
cuby writes "The EU has agreed to cut 20% of CO2 emissions until 2020, based on the emissions of the year 1990.
If an agreement with other countries (US,China...) is reached, they can rise the cut to 30%.
Moreover, they agreed that, in the same year, 20% of all energy must have its origin in renewable sources (nuclear doesn't count). Some countries like France and Poland will have to do heavy work, but other ones like Portugal have established stricter targets. In this country until 2010, 40% of the energy will come from renewable sources. Pretty daily statistics with current production here (in Portuguese)."