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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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"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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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 ...

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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NSO Group in crisis – CEO steps down, layoffs

[German]Dark clouds over the cyber company NSO, which made inglorious history with its Pegasus spyware. The CEO, Shalev Hulio, is resigning – and 100 employees out of a total of 700 have been laid off. Looks like real crisis the … 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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European Security Blogger Awards 2022 – we have been awarded

[German]In May 2022 I had reported about the European Security Blogger Awards 2022 and the nomination of my German IT blog in the post Nomination for the European Cybersecurity Blogger Award 2022 – we are now underdogs. Today, June 21, … Continue reading

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Microsoft account: Password cannot be changed …

[German]There are mixed opinions about the Microsoft accounts required for online services and Windows. If there are problems with the account, the user is locked out, especially if the account has been deactivated. Now a reader told me about a … Continue reading

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Microsoft Graph: Upcoming billing changes

[German]A small note to administrators and developers who are responsible for the use of Microsoft Teams and use a data export via Microsoft Graph from Microsoft Teams. You have noticed that this export will be charged in the future? Whether … Continue reading

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Facebook manager Sheryl Sandberg steps down and leaves Meta

She was the number 2 behind Marc Zuckerberg, the Facebook manager Sheryl Sandberg. After 14 years in the service of this social media company, Sandberg now announced that she is stepping down and leaving the company. Advertising

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Broadcom acquires VMware for 61 billion US-$

[German]There is an agreement from Broadcom with the management of the cloud and virtualization specialist VMware, to acquire VMware (if the competition authorities approve). Broadcom confirmed this in an announcement dated May 25, 2022. The purchase price is expected to … Continue reading

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