Czech Republic has taken a top spot in Europe in terms of internet sales, according to data released by the research agency GfK and the Czech Confederation of Commerce and Tourism on Tuesday. More than 43 percent of technical or non-food goods in the country are currently sold online, according to the study.
The whole of the Prague Metro system should have mobile phone coverage by the year 2022 after the supervisory board of the city’s transport authority this week approved a deal with a consortium of mobile operators. The first stage of the rollout should begin on part of the C (or red) line this year.
Suspected Russian hacker Yevgeniy Nikulin was extradited to the United States from the Czech Republic shortly after a last-minute appeal was rejected by the Constitutional Court. Mr Nikulin was in custody since his arrest in Prague in 2016 on an international warrant. He had also been sought by Russia. So while the decision was welcomed by the United States, not so much the latter.
The Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs has slammed the Czech Republic’s
decision to extradite its national, alleged hacker Yevgeny Nikulin, to the
The Russian foreign ministry issued a statement on Monday calling it a “politically motivated” decision made to demonstrate allegiance, rather than a decision on the basis of legal grounds.
It said the decision would inevitably undermine Czech-Russian relations.
The Czech lawyer of alleged Russian hacker Yevgeny Nikulin, whom the Czech
Republic recently extradited to the United States wants to challenge the
decision at the Czech Constitutional Court and the European Court of Human
Lawyer Martin Sadílek said he considers the justice minister’s decision to extradite Nikulin to the US legally shaky since the minister had not given Nikulin a chance to appeal the verdict of the Constitutional Court which rejected his complaint against extradition as „groundless“. The lawyer says that this could open the door to compensation for Nikulin.
EU Commissioner for Justice and Consumer Protection Věra Jourová has
asked Facebook to provide more information about the Cambridge Analytica
data sharing scandal, particularly, the number of European consumers whose
data were misused. The Czech Euro commissioner told the German daily Bild
she had expressed grave concern over the situation.
The London-based data analytics firm is reported to have misused data from as many as 50 million users worldwide. Jourová said earlier that the Facebook scandal was not just about data protection breaches, but about a threat to democracy."
Czech use of IT technologies at work is 20 percent lower than in other
European countries, a survey carried out by Microsoft in 20 EU member
Czech employees don’t use notebooks, the intranet or online planning applications as much as their foreign colleagues. According to the survey, Czech employees don’t receive sufficient technical support and training.
From Wednesday Czech Radio is available on Alexa, a voice-activated smart device of the kind that may be seen in most homes in the future. To get Radio Prague’s news, for instance, all you need to do is issue a command and the headlines are playing a few second later. I discussed Alexa – which resembles a small round speaker – with Czech Radio new media specialist Adam Javůrek.
The Constitutional Court has postponed the enforceability of a decision on
the extradition of alleged Russian hacker Yevgeny Nikulin to the United
States or Russia, until the court reaches a decision on his appeal, the ctk
news agency reported on Tuesday. A spokeswoman for the Constitutional Court
said it was not clear how long the ruling could take.
Yevgeny Nikulin lodged a constitutional appeal against a ruling by the Supreme Court allowing his extradition to the United States and against his continued remand in custody in the Czech Republic. Both the US and Russia are seeking his extradition.
In the US he is supected of hacking computers at Silicon Valley firms including LinkedIn and Dropbox, while the Russian authorities have charged him with Internet theft.
It recently emerged that President Zeman had repeatedly lobbied for Nikulin’s extradition to Russia. A final decision is to be made by the Czech justice minister.
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