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On October 12, 2022 there will be an event at Microsoft

Microsoft has just invited to an event "to see what's next" on October 12, 2022. Insiders expect that the manufacturer will introduce new Surface Tablet PCs at this event. Advertising

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Google faces up to 25 billion euros in "claims" after lawsuits in UK and EU

[German] Google and its parent Alphabet are facing further legal trouble, as lawsuits have been filed in the EU and the UK. It's about "damages" for publishers who feel they have been harmed by Google's actions in the area of … Continue reading

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How to find weak passwords in Active Directory and eliminate them with PowerShell

[Sponsored Post]Weak or compromised passwords are a known gateway for attackers. If you are able to identify which users in Active Directory (AD) are threatened by this, then PowerShell can help to remedy it. However, PowerShell scripts cannot eliminate basic AD deficits, other tools are needed for this. More ...

"I don't care about cookies" sold to AVAST

[German]Small note to the blog readership. The developer of the browser add-in "I don't care about cookies" has just announced that he has sold his product to AVAST. I don't begrudge Daniel Kladnik this sale, but I have some thoughts … Continue reading

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EU court confirms billion-dollar fine against Google over Android restrictions

[German]The Court of Justice of the European Union issued a decision on Wednesday, September 14, 2022, regarding the fine imposed by the EU Commission on Google or its parent Alphabet. In Case T-604/18, the court largely upheld the Commission's decision … Continue reading

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Irish data protection authority imposes €405 million GDPR fine on Instagram

[German]It's happened again – the Irish Data Protection Authority (DPC) has issued a fine of 405 million euros against Meta subsidiary Instagram. It's about data breaches due to the platform's violation of the privacy of children between the ages of … Continue reading

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Lawsuit against Oracle for "global user surveillance"

[German]Oracle has facing a class action lawsuit , filed last week in the Northern District of California. Activists accuse Oracle of operating a "global surveillance machine" and violating the basic privacy rights of hundreds of millions of people. At issue, … Continue reading

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Google account blocked and police action because of toddler photos for the doctor

[German]I have frequently reported here on the sudden blocking of online accounts with American cloud providers (Apple, Google, and especially Microsoft). Just now, a case is boiling up in the USA, where Google blocked an account because of uploaded "nude … Continue reading

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Meta Vice President "Throws out the underperformers"

[German]Maher Saba is vice president of remote presence and engineering at Facebook parent company Meta, a top management position after Marc Zuckerberg. In a message to managers of the company, he instructed them to look for "underperformers" and kick them … Continue reading

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Uber files: Dirty lobbying campaign in Europe

[German]More than 124,000 confidential documents have been leaked to the British Guardian. The analysis of this data by journalists reveal that the ride service provider Uber has tried to influence politicians such as Joe Biden and has exerted powerful pressure. … Continue reading

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Phishing gang responsible for millions in losses busted up by Europol (June 21, 2022)

[German]The air for cybercriminals is getting thinner and thinner, judging by the reports from Europol. Europol has managed to dismantle a phishing gang responsible for millions in damages. The suspects sent emails and text messages with phishing links to fake … Continue reading

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