Category Archives: General

Comparitech acquired by Aura (Hotspot Shield)

[German]Another short news item that came to my attention the other day. Comparitech, a British consumer information and comparison site that is also active in the field of security, was taken over in the fall of 2021 by Aura, which … Continue reading

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15 years of "Borns IT and Windows Blog"

[German]I realized yesterday, my German "Borns IT and Windows Blog" (the sibling of my blog "Born's Tech and Windows World" here) has been around for 15 years. So to say "15 years guiding users and administrators through the numerous cliffs … Continue reading

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Microsoft Build (May 24, – 26, 2022), Registration is now open

This year's Microsoft developer conference BUILD is scheduled to take place between May 24 and 26. As in the two previous years, Build 2022 will take place online. Therefore, anyone interested in learning more about the latest developer tools can … Continue reading

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European Union: Agreement on digital law against hate and incitement (Digital Services Act, DSA)

[German]Delegates from the European Parliament and EU member states agreed on the Digital Services Act (DSA) in Brussels today, April 23, 2022. This is a law on digital services that is intended to ensure stricter supervision of online platforms and … Continue reading

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Lapsus$: Two UK teenagers charged in connection with hacking for this group

[German]The London Police have now announced that two teenagers aged 16 and 17 from the UK will be charged with involvement in activities of the Lapsus$ hacking group. The identities of members of the hacking group had become known a … Continue reading

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World Backup Day 2022

Today, 31 March 2022, is World Backup Day again – a good time to think about what an effective data backup strategy needs to do. A lot has changed in recent years! More and more data is hosted in the … Continue reading

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GIF inventor Stephen Wilhite dies at the age of 74

Already on 14 March 2022, the US computer scientist Stephen Wilhite passed away at the age of 74. Stephen Wilhite is considered the "inventor" of the GIF graphic file format, which he developed with his team in 1987. Advertising

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Irish data protection authorities fined Meta 17 million euros

[German]The Irish Data Protection Authority (DPC) has just fined Meta (formerly Facebook) €17 million. This fine stems from several data protection breaches by Facebook in the past. Advertising

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Microsoft stops sales in Russia

[German]Microsoft has stopped all business sales of its products and services in Russia with immediate effect due to the Russian invasion of Ukraine. This sales stop affects both hardware, such as Xbox and Surface devices. But it also includes online … Continue reading

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Facebook: Stock went down, and now exit threat in Europe? (Feb. 2022)

[German]Dark clouds over the horizon for Facebook and its users? Or joyful news for Internet users? Since Facebook (lately they call themselves Meta, but I'm still using Facebook here in the article) presented the last quarterly report, the stock has … Continue reading

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