CNET: 77-year-old fined for playing Pokemon Go amid Spain’s coronavirus lockdown

CNET: 77-year-old fined for playing Pokemon Go amid Spain’s coronavirus lockdown. “The coronavirus pandemic is most lethal to the elderly and the virus’ spread throughout Spain is the second most deadly in the world. So it’s not surprising that police in Madrid, enforcing the city’s lockdown measures, arrested a 77-year-old on Sunday for being out … Continue reading CNET: 77-year-old fined for playing Pokemon Go amid Spain’s coronavirus lockdown

The Olive Press: Expat Duo Create Website Chronicling History Of Spain’s Castles Starring In Blockbuster Hits

The Olive Press: Expat Duo Create Website Chronicling History Of Spain’s Castles Starring In Blockbuster Hits. “Bob Yareham, a teacher who has lived in Valencia for 38 years, and Cas Eggermont, an entrepreneur, have documented 80 Spanish castles that have appeared on the big screen, through a new website.”

TechCrunch: Facebook has quietly removed three bogus far-right networks in Spain ahead of Sunday’s elections

TechCrunch: Facebook has quietly removed three bogus far-right networks in Spain ahead of Sunday’s elections. “Facebook has quietly removed three far-right networks that were engaged in coordinated inauthentic behavior intended to spread politically divisive content in Spain ahead of a general election in the country, which takes place on Sunday.”

Online Journalism Blog: How Periodista de Datos aggregated over 300 journalists in Spain and Latin America to help data journalism collaboration

Online Journalism Blog: How Periodista de Datos aggregated over 300 journalists in Spain and Latin America to help data journalism collaboration. “In July an aggregator of data journalists from Spain and Latin America was launched under the name Periodista de Datos. Four months later, Maria Crosas Batista interviewed Félix Arias, project lead with Miguel Carvajal, … Continue reading Online Journalism Blog: How Periodista de Datos aggregated over 300 journalists in Spain and Latin America to help data journalism collaboration

BBC News: The Twitter crime mystery that gripped Spain

BBC News: The Twitter crime mystery that gripped Spain. “‘Police! I have just resolved a crime via Twitter! You need to deal with it immediately,’ wrote a Spanish social media user going by the name of Mr Brightside on Saturday afternoon. He then proceeded to unpick what appeared to be a murder case, in great … Continue reading BBC News: The Twitter crime mystery that gripped Spain

The New Indian Express: Spain concerned over Russian social media activity on Catalonia

The New Indian Express: Spain concerned over Russian social media activity on Catalonia. “Spain said Friday it had noted news manipulation about the Catalan crisis on social media originating ‘from Russian territory,’ adding the issue would be raised at an upcoming EU ministers meeting. Spanish media have already accused Moscow-backed outlets such as Russia Today … Continue reading The New Indian Express: Spain concerned over Russian social media activity on Catalonia

The Next Web: Spain slaps Facebook with €1.2 million fine for breaking privacy laws

The Next Web: Spain slaps Facebook with €1.2 million fine for breaking privacy laws. “Spain’s data protection watchdog has fined Facebook €1.2 million euros (roughly $1.44 million), after it found three instances when it collected personal data on its Spanish users without informing them of how it was to be used.”

The Local (Spain): A Spanish quest to hand down prehistoric secrets

The Local (Spain): A Spanish quest to hand down prehistoric secrets. “In a bid to unlock some of these mysteries, [Hipolito] Collado, head of archaeology for the government of the Extremadura region where Caceres is located, has set out to catalogue all of Europe’s prehistoric painted hands…. They then post them in detailed, 3D format … Continue reading The Local (Spain): A Spanish quest to hand down prehistoric secrets

Spain’s Attempt to “Tax” Google News a Horrible Mess

Spain’s attempt to “tax” Google News ended up being a huge mess, as could only be expected. “Here’s the history: the Spanish Newspaper Publishers Association successfully convinced Spanish lawmakers in late 2014 to pass a strict “anti-piracy” law, which mandated compensation for the appearance of newspaper publishers’ content on news aggregation sites as of January … Continue reading Spain’s Attempt to “Tax” Google News a Horrible Mess

COVID-19: how European governments are trying to make life easier under lockdown (Global Government Forum)

Global Government Forum: COVID-19: how European governments are trying to make life easier under lockdown. “In these countries, governments and civil servants are now facing the huge tasks of supporting healthcare systems, maintaining essential services and propping up free-falling economies. But meanwhile, they must work to make it economically and socially sustainable for people to … Continue reading COVID-19: how European governments are trying to make life easier under lockdown (Global Government Forum)

Japan Times: Spanish ruling on ‘right to be forgotten’ says Google must put man’s acquittal at top of search results

Japan Times: Spanish ruling on ‘right to be forgotten’ says Google must put man’s acquittal at top of search results. “A Spanish court has partially accepted Google’s appeal against a ruling that ordered it to erase news articles about a man accused of sexual abuse, but the new judgement said the company had to display … Continue reading Japan Times: Spanish ruling on ‘right to be forgotten’ says Google must put man’s acquittal at top of search results

Engadget: Google searches are showing rival business directories in Europe

Engadget: Google searches are showing rival business directories in Europe. “Google seems to be taking extra steps to please EU regulators worried that it’s abusing its search dominance. Search Engine Land has discovered that Google is highlighting rival directory services like Yelp when you search for businesses in European countries like France and Spain, placing … Continue reading Engadget: Google searches are showing rival business directories in Europe