Posts tagged ‘germany’

As reported yesterday, the German province Bavaria officially gave the police the right to use tools to scan computers of potential criminals starting from August 1st (the media call these tools “Bundestrojaner” – ferderal Trojan horse – in this case “Bayerntrojaner” – Bavarian Trojan horse). Looks really like another chapter of “We lost the war” […]

Happy new 2008 1984. Germany has now the data retention but this doesn’t mean that we cannot fight back. Via Roland‘s delicious links I stumble across Anonymouse.org. This proxy lets you surf any page anonymously in a very easy solution if you don’t want to set up Tor or JAP. Only disadvantage is it’s low […]

I wrote some time ago about the new law for data retention in Germany. It passed all hurdles and will come into effect starting from the 1st January 2008. The connection meta data (phone, cell phone, internet) of all citizen of Germany will be stored for six month then. A law suit against this law […]

DER SPIEGEL (“the mirror” in German), Europe’s biggest magazine, will open its archive beginning of 2008. As announced the publisher’s subsidiary company SPIEGELnet and the Wissen Media Group will set up SPIEGEL Wissen. There the SPIEGEL articles starting from 1947 will be combined with content from Wikipedia and the Bertelsmann-Lexika. Only the current issue needs […]

EN: Hacking-paragraph, biometric passports … German politicians decided in the last time against the recommendations of IT/security specialists (german). Next law in the pipe: telecommunication data retention. The benefits of this law are very low, the effort of the implementation is quite high and the potential of abuse of the stored data (german) is tremendous. […]

EN: open-access.net is a new platform with the aim to spread information and give advice about Open Access with a focus on the German scientific community. It is funded by the German Research Foundation. [Via netzpolitik.org]