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Facebook ‘extorts’ users to agree to privacy policy, German watchdog says

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Facebook’s legal problems in Europe are far from over, and if Germany has its way with its newest inquiry into Facebook’s business practices, we may see the first case where a watchdog builds an antitrust case based on a tech company’s privacy policy.

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July 4th

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Experts Worry As Germany Tests Voice Recognition Software to Screen Refugees

Germany announced this week that it will begin testing voice recognition software in its screening of refugees seeking asylum. The approach may help speed up the processing of hundreds of thousands of migrants, but some experts fear that the imperfect technology could cause more harm than good.

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Rhett Jones

March 19th

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France and Germany latest countries to want magical backdoors in encryption

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The recent NSA hack just proved to the world that no system is hack-proof if attackers have what it takes to break the access door. Regardless of whatever protections guarded that NSA server, hackers found a security hole to get in and steal critical documents. The same thing could happen to encrypted services that would feature a backdoor for law enforcement. But governments around the world still think they’d be able to handle such terrifying scenarios, with France and Germany being the latest nations looking to gain access to private encrypted messages exchanged over the internet by terror plot suspects.

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August 24th

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Google Used Tiny Cameras to Street View the World’s Largest Model Railway

Brace yourself for perhaps the cutest views ever to appear on Street View. Google has scaled down its hardware to capture Hamburg’s Miniatur Wunderland—the world’s largest model railway.

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Jamie Condliffe

January 13th

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Is Having A Baby More Depressing Than A Death In the Family?

A study of new parents out of Germany makes the claim that having a baby is more hazardous to mental well-being than divorce or the death of a partner.

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Kaila Hale-Stern

August 12th

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Report: Why Apple’s electric car negotiations w/ BMW stalled, could potentially resume

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News first surfaced earlier this year that Apple and BMW had engaged in negotiations over the possibility of the Cupertino company using components from the carmaker for its own electric vehicle project. The negotiations reportedly fell through following a visit by Tim Cook and other Apple execs to BMW in Germany, but a report from Reuters today adds that talks between the two companies “may be revived at a later stage.”

The report also shares some more insight into Cook’s visit to BMW, noting that talks have stalled due to Apple wanting to “explore developing a passenger car on its own”:

The dialogue ended without conclusion because Apple appears to want to explore developing a passenger car on its own, one of the sources said… Also, BMW is being cautious about sharing its manufacturing know-how because it wants to avoid becoming a mere supplier to a software or internet giant… During the visit, Apple executives asked BMW board members detailed questions about tooling and production and BMW executives signaled readiness to license parts, one of the sources said.

According to the original report last week from German publication Manager Magazin, Apple is interested in the body of BMW’s i3 electric car, a generally well-received vehicle that gets about 80 miles on a charge and has an optional petrol-based range extender which can add a few gallons worth of range to the vehicle for longer trips. 

Today’s report from Reuters notes that BMW says it’s not currently in negotiations with Apple regarding developing a vehicle. However it adds the following comment from a “senior BMW source” that noted Apple was impressed with the i3 during its visit: “Apple executives were impressed with the fact that we abandoned traditional approaches to car making and started afresh. It chimed with the way they do things too.”

Details of Apple’s electric car project was first reported early this year with hundreds of employees reportedly working on the project after an approval from Tim Cook a year prior. Shortly after, we revealed Apple’s key team members and new hires from the automotive industry currently working on the project.

We cover the electric car and green energy industry on Electrek.co.


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July 31st

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This Glorious Mess Is Actually Munich From Space

A splattered canvas of reds and greens, this is actually a combination of three radar scans from the European Space Agency’s Sentinel-1A satellite as it passed over Bavaria in Southern Germany.

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Jamie Condliffe

July 24th

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Berlin Spends $16 Million a Month To Maintain This Never-Opened Airport

As the EU’s self-appointed morality police, Germany publicly spanked Greece earlier this month for being so financially frivolous. Well, Germany has its own money troubles! Namely, a catastrophe-riddled $6 billion airport that the country continues to pour money into—with no opening date in sight. Scheiße!

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Alissa Walker

July 23rd

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Behold, the Latest Laser Built for Frying Rogue Drones

Here comes yet another drone-zapping laser: A German missile manufacturer built this Death Star-like beam to protect world leaders. And it works, too: in a field test, it took down a mini-drone in three seconds flat.

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Bryan Lufkin

June 26th

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Selling Erotic Ebooks Is Illegal in Germany Before 10pm 

Thanks to an old-fashioned law that treats ebooks like movies, online booksellers in Germany are eligible for a $56,000 fine if they sell erotic ebooks before 10pm. That means any young fraus desperate to buy sensual Clippy stories may have to wait until after dark if booksellers come up with a plan to comply.

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