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This article was published on October 2, 2008


    European cops fed up with “daredevils of the web”

    European cops fed up with “daredevils of the web”
    Ernst-Jan Pfauth
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    Ernst-Jan Pfauth

    Ernst-Jan Pfauth is the former Editor in Chief of Internet at NRC Handelsblad, as well as an acclaimed technology author and columnist. He a Ernst-Jan Pfauth is the former Editor in Chief of Internet at NRC Handelsblad, as well as an acclaimed technology author and columnist. He also served as The Next Web’s blog’s first blogger and Editor in Chief, back in 2008. At De Correspondent, Ernst-Jan serves as publisher, fostering the expansion of the platform.

    You’ve probably seen a movie or two of some maniac doing a crazy thing in traffic, from riding on top of train to driving 160 kilometers per hour while steering with you feet. Well, you might see less of those coming from Europe the coming months, as the European traffic police has decided to focus more on bringing these daredevils down.

    The cops made this promise during a gathering of the TIPSOL organization – European Traffic Police Network – yesterday. Representatives of the traffic police will ask governments and ISP‘s to “take action” against people who upload their life threatening stunts to YouTube and social networks.

    I guess the taking action part refers to supplying IP addresses, which is quite worrisome. Not that it isn’t a bad thing that the police want to stop the darn daredevils, but it’s yet another incentive for ISP’s to give away IP addresses. It will be interesting to see how legislators react to the traffic police’s proposal.

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