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child ands robot The rapid rise in internet connected toys raises concerns about children's safety and privacy
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Mar 23 2017
Action is needed to monitor and control the emerging Internet of Toys, concludes a new JRC report. Privacy and security are highlighted as main areas of concern.
Graphic of the Happy Onlife game Safer Internet Day gives an opportunity for children, young students, teachers, parents, industry, policy makers and other stakeholders to collaborate and reflect on emerging risks the youngest users.
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Feb 07 2017
The release of the source code is an opportunity to share best practices and promote novel teaching methods on data protection and cybersecurity.
Digital platforms are the key element of the collaborative economy; they enable matchmaking between providers and users of goods and services at very low costs.
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Dec 16 2016
The latest JRC work puts forward a research agenda to strengthen the scientific evidence base for the development of policies that maximise the benefits and minimise the costs for all the stakeholders involved in the collaborative economy.
The Knowledge Centre for Territorial Policies was launched at the JRC annual conference, held in Brussels on 11 October 2016 The Knowledge Centre for Territorial Policies was launched at the JRC annual conference, held in Brussels on 11 October 2016
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Oct 11 2016
On 11 October, the JRC launched a new online in-house Knowledge Centre for Territorial Policies. This platform brings together a wealth of existing data, methods, and tools to support regional and urban policy, covering areas such as demography, air quality and transport.
The wifi sign with a person's hand behind netBravo is a crowd-sourcing project designed to gather and share radio spectrum data about mobile telephony coverage, WIFI channel occupancy, broadband and net neutrality connection tests.
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Jul 07 2016

The JRC has developed an application that will help EU citizens travelling abroad in Europe to see the quality of Wi-Fi, 4G, 3G, and GSM signals they can get in their surroundings.

'netBravo', allows the user to monitor different variables including signal strength, speed and channel usage, which are then shown in various colours depending on their quality, on a map of Europe.

A calibration device held by gloved hands. Often seen as merely a technical issue, standards are important economic drivers.
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Jun 01 2016

The European Commission presented its vision on how European standard setting should evolve in the light of technological developments, political priorities and global trends.

Aerial shot of various IT appliances like a laptop, tablet and smartphone According to the JRC's new study, the success of ICT-based social initiatives relies on the catalytic effect of technology to unleash the potential of social innovation.
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May 17 2016

According to the JRC's new study, the success of ICT-based social initiatives relies on the catalytic effect of technology to unleash the potential of social innovation. The study was released on 17 May 2016 to coincide with the World Telecommunication and Information Society Day, dedicated to ICT entrepreneurship for social impact.

A woman working on a laptop The JRC has designed the first pan-European conceptual model to help educational organisations self-assess the use and integration of digital technologies and resources in the learning process.
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Apr 28 2016

The JRC has designed the first pan-European conceptual model to help educational organisations self-assess the use and integration of digital technologies and resources in the learning process.

Online services activity ranges from delivery of digital media or search engines’ results to e-commerce and travel services. Online services activity ranges from delivery of digital media or search engines’ results to e-commerce and travel services.
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Oct 29 2015

Online services in the EU are highly fragmented: Europeans surf mostly on US-based websites which account for about 54% of online activity, while activity on EU-based websites accounts for 42%.

Close-up of two hands shaking The new database publishes ICT-based services ensuring the dissemination of existing good practices and rasies awareness about them.
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Jul 03 2015

The JRC partnered with EUROCARERS to launch a new online database of digital services for carers of older people to assist carers in fulfilling their activities.

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