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Irish DPC sends noyb a take down notice on a published Facebook draft decision

[German]The Irish data protection authority DPC has sent the data protection organization noyb, founded by Max Schrems in Austria, a so-called take down notice. This is a request to take down a published document from the organization's website. The document … Continue reading

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Anniversary 28 years as a freelance writer

Today a little story beside the tech stuff, something personally. This morning I was awakening and realized, it was October the 1st in 2021 – so I'm now 28 years in business as a freelance book writer and now also … Continue reading

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Microsoft is the most hated company in 22 countries

[German]Redmond seems to be the most hated brand from the technology sector on this planet. That's the result of a review derived by Rave from many tweets about Big Tech gigants. They came to the conclusion that Microsoft has by … Continue reading

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Sir Clive Sinclair, the developer of the ZX81 died at 81

[German]Small news from the world of computer technology: The inventor and entrepreneur Sir Clive Marles Sinclair died yesterday, September 16, 2021 in London, at the age of 81. Born near Richmond on July 30, 1940, the British inventor is considered, … Continue reading

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Registration open for Microsoft's Ignite 2021

[German]Microsoft will hold its Ignite 2021 conference from November 2 to 4, 2021. Microsoft Ignite is an annual conference for developers and IT experts. Because of the coronavirus pandemic, everything takes place as a digital online event, and access is … Continue reading

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Microsoft study shows effects remote work on collaboration of information workers

[German]The new studyquantifies effects of remote working from home office among 61,000 Microsoft employees. The study concludes that Microsoft's Corona-related company-wide shift to remote work from the home office has impacted communication and collaboration between different business units within the … Continue reading

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Avast is bought by Norton for 8.6 billion US dollars

[German]NortonLifeLock and Avast are planning a merger that could be worth up to $8.6 billion, as The Verge reports. NortonLifeLock CEO Vincent Pilette made the announcement in this short note. NortonLifeLock is expected to acquire all of Avast's shares, which … Continue reading

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Free Software Foundation considers Microsoft's GitHub Copilot unfair and not legal

[German]Does Copilot, the AI solution launched by Microsoft on GitHub for embedding code snippets (e.g., in Visual Studio code), violate fair use and the rights of code developers? The nonprofit Free Software Foundation has just raised some questions about the … Continue reading

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John McAfee found dead in his spanish cell

John McAfee, the founder of the eponymous security software maker, is dead. He was found dead in his jail cell in Barcelona, according to authorities, hours after a Spanish court approved his extradition to the U.S. There are indications that … Continue reading

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PayPal increases prices in the USA

[German]Paypal is increasing its fee structure in the U.S. starting in August 2021. That's according to this announcement. For PayPal Digital Payments for PayPal payment products (such as PayPal Checkout, Pay with Venmo, PayPal Credit, Pay in 4, PayPal Pay … Continue reading

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