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Citizens can file complaints against digital platforms through Gov.gr

Citizens now have the ability to file complaints through the “gov.gr” platform to the Hellenic Telecommunications and Post Commission (EETT) regarding breaches of obligations by digital platforms. Specifically, they can report violations of the Digital Services Act, a set of rules enforced across the European Union. When citizens identify a …

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Consumer groups, incl. from Greece, file privacy complaint against Meta

Consumer groups from eight countries in the European BEUC network, including from Greece, filed on Thursday complaints against Meta with their national data protection authorities, alleging Meta has failed to adhere to GDPR principles on the processing of personal data. The groups  asked their national data protection watchdogs to act …

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AI robot Sophia tours Athens, dressed in ancient Greek fashion

Sophia, the globally renowned humanoid AI robot, recently toured Athens and was captured in a photograph against the backdrop of the Acropolis. To add the icing on top of AI kitsch, robot Sophia was dressed in ancient Greek gown including a warm wool coat against the winter chills and wore …

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Red Sprites: Rare phenomenon over the Aegean Sea

Luminous Transient Events (TLE’s) over storms in the Greek area: a very rare phenomenon, the Red Sprites, occurred over a storm in the Aegean Sea on November 12, 2023. The amazing phenomenon was capture by @csath who posted the picture on social media. Last night, "Jellyfish" Sprite over the #thunderstorms …

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Aurora Borealis visible in Greece: A rare celestial phenomenon (pictures)

A truly rare phenomenon in Greece: Aurora Borealis was visible mainly in the northern parts of the country, mainly in Macedonia,on Sunday night, November 5, 2023. The impressive celestial phenomenon occurs very rarely in the European south and left young and old in central Macedonia, Serres, Pieria and Thessaloniki stunned …

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AI features creepy little monsters on Greece’s National Day parade

A real cringe child leads the students’ parade on Greece’s National Day on October 28. The boy has a deformed face and fingers and is holding a fake Greek flag on a bent pole.A bad joke combining Greece’s National Day and American Halloween? Or just a reckless product created by …

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Perseids Meteor Shower reaches peak Aug 12-13; visible in Greece

The most spectacular summer shower of shooting stars, the meteor shower of Perseids, reaches its peak in the night from Saturday, August 12, to Sunday dawn, August 13, 2023. The meteor shower is visible on the sky of Greece and on the north hemisphere sky in general. Those who will …

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Full moons August: Events at Greece’s archeological sites, museums

Archaeological sites, museums and other monuments throughout the country will be open on the first night and last night of August for visitors to enjoy the two full moons of August. Admission to the sites will be free of charge on these nights and the Culture Ministry has organized, as …

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Mysterious lights over Evia and Rhodes (videos)

Mysterious lights appeared in the night sky over the islands of Evia and Rhodes on Sunday, July 16, 2023. The lights appeared and disappeared having locals and tourists wondering about the phenomenon. the lights weren’t neither UFOS nor riding or fallen angels as some suggested but Εlon Musk’s Starlink SpaceX …

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Kolumbo volcano: New magma chamber discovered in Santorini

A new magma chamber discovered beneath the Kolumbo underwater volcano, near the Greek island of Santorini, is a sleeping menace, a study found, even thought eruption is not expected immediately. The new magma chamber was announced in a recent paper published in the journal Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems by a team …

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Spectacular Quadrantids meteor shower Jan 3-4

The first meteor shower of the year 2023 is here tonight. The Quadrantids meteor shower is considered as one of the most spectacular ones due to the intense nominal rate of approximately 120 meteors per hour. The Quadrantids appear early each January with their peak being overnight on Jan 3 …

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Cyber ​​attack targets 800 services of Greece’s Gov.gr, incl Tax and Medical prescriptions systems

Cyber ​​attack targets 800 services of Greece’s Gov.gr and TAXISnet – Medical prescriptions frozen. The  unprecedented DDoS attack reportedly came from the Netherlands One of the biggest cyber attack s to hit Greece took place on Friday morning against the information systems of the Ministry of Digital Governance, centered on …

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Mysterious lights in the sky have Greeks wonder about UFOs

Αn array of bright dots quickly crossed the night sky in Greece late on Saturday sparking rumors and speculations. The mysterious lights were seen in Central and northern Greece but also in parts of Israel, Turkey, Boulgaria, Lebanon. According to local media lamiareport.gr residents of Fthiotida and thus in various …

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Fata Morgana: Rare mirages phenomenon in Thessaloniki Gulf (video) – POLL

Residents of Thessaloniki in northern Greece were able to observe the rare phenomenon of Fata Morgana. Due to the phenomenon ships moored in the Thermaic Gulf appeared “floating” in the air.A Fata Morgana is a complex form of superior mirage visible in a narrow band right above the horizon and …

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Asteroid 7482 Flyby captured by Greek astronomer (video)

Τhe course of asteroid 7482 (1994 PC1) was observed and captured by the Institute of Astronomy, Astrophysics, Space Applications & Remote Sensing (IAADET) of the National Observatory of Athens (EAA). Asteroid 7482 belongs to the category of potentially dangerous asteroids due to its dimensions and its relatively close transits from …

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Winter Solstice: The longest night of 2021; Pagan traditions & Christmas

For the past six months, the days have grown shorter and the nights have grown longer in the Northern Hemisphere. But that’s about to reverse itself. Winter solstice 2021, the shortest day and the longest night of the year and the official first day of winter, is on Tuesday, December …

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