Category Archives: General

Saudi Arabia: Government Agents Infiltrate Wikipedia, Sentence Independent Wikipedia Administrators to Prison

The Saudi Arabian government infiltrated Wikipedia by recruiting the organization's highest ranked administrators in the country to serve as government agents to control information about the country and prosecuting those who contributed critical information about political detainees, said SMEX and … Continue reading

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Issues restoring backups due to VDM with Intel Core i5 11th generation CPUs

[German]Unusual experience reported to me by a blog reader. He suddenly found himself facing the problem of not being able to write back a backup he had made on his Acer Swift 3 with an 11th generation Intel Core i5. … 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 ...

Irish data protection authority fines Meta 390 million euros and appeals it's own decision

[German]The Irish Data Protection Authority (DPC) has imposed a fine of €390 million on Meta for user-based advertising on Facebook and Instagram. As a result, Meta is no longer allowed to run ads using users' personal data without their explicit … Continue reading

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Happy New Year – 2023

That's what I wish all blog readers and above all health and optimism in these times. The year 2022 is over, and now 2023 is upon us, whatever the new year may bring. Advertising (Source: Snow Art by Simon Beck, … Continue reading

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Twitter have had issues (Dec. 29, 2022)

[German]Twitter have had technical issues at 00:00 UTC on Dec. 29, 2022. The Twitter service hasn't running smoothly. When displaying various tweets, everything was still fine an hour before midnight. But currently (December 29, 2022, 00:50 a.m. UTC) I can … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas 2022

to all my blog readers. Frozen Rose with ice crystals, Canon A20, December 2004 Advertising

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Amazon and EU reach agreement in competition proceedings

[German]Amazon has reached a settlement with EU antitrust authorities in a competition case involving allegations that Amazon is hindering competition on its platform by using non-public data. Amazon has pledged to treat all sellers equally and make competitors' products more … Continue reading

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EU court rules: Google must delete false search engine listings

[English]Alphabet subsidiary Google must remove links from its search engine if requested to do so by users from Europe who can prove that the linked pages contain false information. That's according to a December 8, 2022 ruling by the European … Continue reading

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Vulnerabilities in connected cars allow remote access at Honda, Nissan, Infiniti, Acura, etc.

[German]Modern vehicles are equipped with a lot of electronics and software so that they can access various functions as conveniently as possible. However, security researchers have identified serious weaknesses in vehicles from Honda, Nissan, Infiniti and Acura. In the U.S., … Continue reading

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Mercedes USA offers "Acceleration increase" package for EQ models only with $1200 annual subscription

[German]Little info tidbits from the world of electric cars. Mercedes is now offering a special feature for its electric models in the EQ series (EQE, EQS) in the US as an annual subscription. And it is an acceleration package that … Continue reading

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