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European ISPs to filter traffic banned

European ISPs to filter traffic bannedEuropean Court of Justice has established November 24 that the ISPs do not have to filter user traffic. This was reported by Associated Press.

As pointed out by ZDNet, prohibition applies to direct traffic analysis, which is used in cases where the blocking of access to the most web resource does not give the desired effect. So now the providers are not able to "cut off" certain types of information transmitted, for example, the reception and transmission of files over p2p-protocol used by torrent-trackers.

Hackers attacked the website of European Parliament

Hackers attacked the website of European ParliamentEuropean Parliament's website was unavailable in the evening on January 26 as a result of DDoS-attacks.

According to the representative office, which results in the publication The New Europe, the resource has not been broken in the near future access will be restored. At the time of writing, the site, located on the third level domain (europarl.europa.eu) remained inaccessible, while the second-level domain – europa.eu – functioned normally.

Attack occurred just hours after signing Poland Trade Agreement on Combating Counterfeiting (Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement, ACTA), toughens measures against pirate sites. As pointed out by The Inquirer, only an agreement signed by 22 European countries, and it will come into force after the discussion in the European Parliament.

European navigation system will speed up the Mars rovers

European navigation system will speed up the Mars roversThe distance traveled by a robot rover, may increase by about 20 times due to the autonomous system of orientation in space.

During the years of service of modern rovers can take a couple of tens of kilometers – the distance people would overcome a few hours. The main reason for their tardiness that any slightest obstacle (the insignificance of the obstacles, however, can be deceptive) requires the consent of the Earth. To send the request on the instructions of their receipt, processing and fulfillment can spend about half an hour and the day, this situation is repeated many times.