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Easier Access to Batteries in EU Mobile Devices - Legislation Proposal Leaked

Paul Wozniak, 29 February 2020, 22:43

Danish website Het Financieele Dagblad posted a leak concerning a proposal for a European Parliament law that would make it easier for mobile users to access batteries. According to the information, we will officially hear about it for the first time in mid-March.

The European Parliament Adopts Resolution on Universal Charger

Agnes Adamus, 31 January 2020, 23:29

The European Parliament adopted a resolution to unify charging ports for all smartphones, tablets and other mobile devices available on the market. 582 voters were in favor of its introduction.

EU Considers Temporary Ban on Usage of Face Recognition Technology

Bart Swiatek, 20 January 2020, 10:54

According to reports from Reuters, the European Union is considering a five-year ban on the use of face recognition technology in public places. This would prevent abuse and allow for working out solutions to protect citizens. The idea appeared in an extensive report created by the European Commission.

The EU Wants a Universal Charger for all Smartphones; Apple Protests

Konrad Serafinski, 16 January 2020, 12:39

The topic of developing a common charging port for all mobile devices returns. The European Union will hold a vote, after which we will find out whether Europe will soon be united by a single charger. As you can guess, not everyone is supporting the idea, namely Apple, among others.

EU Report Warns Against 5G Devices From „Hostile Suppliers”

Bart Swiatek, 11 October 2019, 19:30

The recently published „EU coordinated risk assessment of the cybersecurity of 5G networks” report summarises the most important risks associated with the implementation of the new communication standard. One of the issues raised is the danger of entrusting the development of infrastructure to a single company, which may be under the influence of an external state.