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By Ted Cruz
Israel saves its enemies; Hamas endangers its friends
Topic - Neelie Kroes
In a story Jan. 28 about a European Union science award, The Associated Press reported erroneously that (EURO)1 billion euros was equivalent to $1.34 million. The correct conversion is that (EURO)1 billion euros equals $1.34 billion.
Two European science projects _ one to map the intricacies of the human brain, the other to explore the extraordinary carbon-based material graphene _ won an EU technology contest Monday, getting up to (EURO)1 billion ($1.34 billion) each over the next decade.
Call it Europe's Got Talent for geeks.
A European official says her staff members were hacked when they joined her for a conference on Internet security in Azerbaijan.
An EU official says an international treaty that has been the subject of large protests by people fearing it would impinge on Internet freedom is unlikely to gain approval.
The European Union said Tuesday it has asked the bloc's 27 member countries to probe whether Internet providers block or slow down services in a way that harms consumers.
"I am absolutely determined that everyone in the EU should have the chance to enjoy the benefits of an open and lawful Internet, without hidden restrictions or slower speeds than they have been promised," said Neelie Kroes, the EU's commissioner for the digital agenda.
As long as there is enough competition among Internet providers, users can vote with their feet and make sure they get the service they want, Kroes said.