Google restricts data-sharing for ads under EU privacy pressure

Business / Tech Nov 15, 2019

Google restricts data-sharing for ads under EU privacy pressure

Google said it would make changes to its advertising technology to better protect people's privacy following scrutiny by European Union watchdogs. Starting in February, Google will no longer divulge information to participants in its ad auction about the type of content on a website or ...

Brussels' Manneken-Pis statue becomes a conservation whiz

World / Offbeat Apr 6, 2019

Brussels' Manneken-Pis statue becomes a conservation whiz

Brussels authorities recently discovered that a fault in the 400-year-old plumbing of its Manneken-Pis landmark was causing it to pee away 2.5 tons of water a day. In 2019, such waste is an environmental no-no. A missing part in the guttering under the diminutive statue's fountain ...

Japan and EU reach free trade accord in blow against protectionism

Business Jul 6, 2017

Japan and EU reach free trade accord in blow against protectionism

Senior European Union and Japanese officials reached a free-trade agreement on Wednesday, paving the way for leaders to conclude the political accord Thursday, European Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmstrom said. "We've reached political agreement at ministerial level on an EU-Japan trade deal. We now recommend to ...