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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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Merry Christmas 2022

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

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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 ...

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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Microsoft's annoying Windows ads: Edge suggests Bing, PC training notifications

[German]After speculating about subscription and ad-financed low costs PCs from Microsoft, two annoying stories  about that came into my view. An ex-MVP colleague complained about annoying attempts by Microsoft to put Bing as a search engine in Edge. And a … Continue reading

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Joe Belfiore leaves Microsoft for "retirement"

[German]Joe Belfiore, a Microsoft Manager, currently in the executive suite of Microsoft's Office team, has just announced that he is leaving the company after 32 years. He plans his "retirement" with 54/55 years. Advertising

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Telegram fined with 5 Million Euro by German Federal Office of Justice (BfJ)

[German]The Federal Office of Justice (Bundesamt für Justiz, BfJ) in Bonn has just issued two penalty notices against Telegram FZ-LLC. The reason is the fact that the company violated requirements of the Network Enforcement Act (Netzwerkdurchsetzungsgesetz, NetzDG) in 2021 and … Continue reading

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Microsoft layoffs (October 17, 2022)

[German]On Monday, October 17, 2022, it was announced that Microsoft has announced layoffs in several areas. This is the next step after tech groups had already announced a hiring freeze due to the downturn in the economy. Now, jobs are … Continue reading

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Security vendor Dream Security foundet by Sebastian Kurz and ex-NSO chief Shalev Hulio

[German]It is a start-up in the security sector that makes you sit up and take notice, but at the same time (at least for me) makes you shake your head. There is a new security company Dream Security that wants … Continue reading

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Google faces new fine for EU competition violations in 2023

[German]The European Commission (EU)  is planning another antitrust case against Google in 2023. It is again about Google's digital advertising business and the EU competition authorities may impose the fourth fine in the EU amounting to more than one billion … Continue reading

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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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