The European Commission is proposing new rules that will give Internet users more control over data relating to them on social networks and the like, according to the Wall Street Journal. Details of the proposals -- being dubbed "the right to be forgotten" in some quarters -- were unveiled by Justice Commissioner Viviane Reding at the Digital Life Design (DLD) conference in Munich. The idea is make it easier for those who have been indiscreet or just plain daft in online view of the whole world to cover their tracks. Spoilsports.
Last week AlcaLu was touting its role in Bezeq's new "Jonah" subsea link between Europe and Israel, and now it's the turn of Interoute to let everyone know that it's been chosen to handle the European end of things. Interoute's landing station at Bari in Italy will extend the network into the heart of Europe. (See Bezeq Picks Interoute and Bezeq Lights Subsea Cable.)
French operator Bouygues Telecom has teamed up with Playcast Media Systems to launch Bbox games, a cloud gaming service that will, says the operator, allow triple-play subscribers to play console-quality video games on their TVs without additional hardware. (See Bouygues Launches Console-Quality IPTV Gaming.)
Good news for mobile users who wander around the various Gulf states: Operators there are set to slash their roaming charges by at least 50 percent, according to an Arabian Business report.