Category Archives: General

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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Citrix is acquired for $16.5 billion

Citrix, a cloud computing and virtualization company, has announced plans to be acquired by affiliates of global investment firm Vista Equity Partners and an affiliate of Elliott Investment Management called Evergreen Coast Capital Corporation. Advertising

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Let's Encrypt withdraws certain certificates on Jan. 28, 2022

[German]Brief information for administrators who use certificates from the non-profit certification authority Let's Encrypt. Let's Encrypt will revoke certain certificates as of 28. Jan. 2022. The background for the revoke of the max. 90 days old certificates is a bug … Continue reading

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Operation Falcon II: Interpol and Nigerian police arrest 11 cybercriminals

[German]Interpol and the Nigerian Police Force (NPF) have arrested eleven Nigerian business email compromise (BEC) actors in a joint operation. Many of the suspects are said to be members of "SilverTerrier." This is a network known for Business Email Compromise … Continue reading

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