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Social media 'hate speech' fines come to Germany
Social media 'hate speech' fines come to Germany
Social media giants like Facebook and Twitter can be hit with fines of up to 50 million if they fail to remove 'hate speech' in Germany. ...... 02 Jan 2018
YouTube 'not liable' for copyright infringement
YouTube 'not liable' for copyright infringement
A German court has found that YouTube is not liable for copyright infringement when a user uploads a video to the service illegally. The ...... 01 Feb 2016 - 2 comments
German high court refuses to extradite hacker to U.S.
German high court refuses to extradite hacker to U.S.
The German High Court has decided not to permit the extradition of a man once described as the world's "number two" hacker to the United States ...... 05 Dec 2014 - 2 comments
Piracy: Police raid 121 homes for sharing illegally online
Piracy: Police raid 121 homes for sharing illegally online
Police have targeted members of a file sharing forum called Boerse, searching 121 apartments in 14 states in Germany. The raids were announced ...... 06 Nov 2014 - 7 comments
German police still searching for armed and violent FreakShare founders
German police still searching for "armed and violent" FreakShare founders
A pair of Internet criminals are currently evading police in Germany as the authorities warn that the two are potentially "armed and dangerous." ...... 01 Nov 2014 - 2 comments
Netflix continues European expansion to Germany
Netflix continues European expansion to Germany
Netflix has announced the official launch of the streaming service in Germany, including support for the Apple TV that is lacking in other nations. ...... 18 Sep 2014
Germany limits P2P piracy fines
Germany limits P2P piracy fines
Germany has passed a law that sets fixed limits on the fines that can be imposed on Internet users who share music, movies or other material illegally. ...... 01 Jul 2013 - 1 comment
Google fined just 145,000 euro in Wi-Fi data collection case
Google fined just 145,000 euro in Wi-Fi data collection case
Search engine giant has been fined 145,000 euros ($189,230) by German regulators following a long-standing case over Wi-Fi data collecting by ...... 23 Apr 2013 - 3 comments
Germany's Pirate Party falling out of favor
Germany's Pirate Party falling out of favor
Pirate Party losing support. That's according to a report by Der Spiegel, a popular news magazine in Germany, which blames the Pirate Party ...... 27 Oct 2012
Spotify partners with Deutsche Telekom
Spotify partners with Deutsche Telekom
Deutsche Telekom, the owners of T-Mobile, have announced a new partnership with Spotify. Starting in October, the telco will make 18 million ...... 31 Aug 2012 - 2 comments
Nexus 7 makes its way to Germany, Spain and France
Nexus 7 makes its way to Germany, Spain and France
Google has announced that the popular Nexus 7 tablet is now available in Germany, Spain and France. Until today, the device had only been ...... 29 Aug 2012
Microsoft ordered to remove Xbox 360 and Windows 7 from Germany
Microsoft ordered to remove Xbox 360 and Windows 7 from Germany
A German court has ruled today that Microsoft has infringed on a number of Motorola Mobility patents. The ruling also demands Microsoft remove ...... 03 May 2012 - 10 comments
YouTube loses court case in Germany over music video clips
YouTube loses court case in Germany over music video clips
YouTube has lost a case in a Hamburg court this week over music video clips. The ruling states YouTube is now responsible for the content ...... 21 Apr 2012 - 3 comments
Samsung wins initial battle to avoid German ban of Galaxy Tab 10.1N
Samsung wins initial battle to avoid German ban of Galaxy Tab 10.1N
Although Samsung is still barred from selling the original Galaxy Tab 10.1 in Germany, the newer Galaxy Tab 10.1N will remain available for now. ...... 02 Feb 2012
German government fears AT&T / T-Mobile deal collapse
German government fears AT&T / T-Mobile deal collapse
German Government is Deutsche Telekom's largest shareholder. The Financial Times is reporting that Berlin is becoming increasing anxious ...... 02 Dec 2011 - 2 comments
Germany bans Dead Island
Germany bans Dead Island
Germany takes its time banning Zombie title. Dead Island was released in early September, but it's only now that Germany has decided that ...... 30 Nov 2011 - 12 comments
Apple faces German iPhone / iPad ban
Apple faces German iPhone / iPad ban
A German court issued an injunction against Apple, banning them from selling any mobile devices in the country... sort of. The injuction ...... 07 Nov 2011 - 1 comment
Germany, UK getting white PS3 tomorrow
Germany, UK getting white PS3 tomorrow
GameStop has announced today that the special white colorway PlayStation 3 will hit Germany and the UK beginning tomorrow night at midnight. ...... 06 Nov 2011 - 6 comments
Samsung is challenging iPad design protection in Europe
Samsung is challenging iPad design protection in Europe
Samsung has been relatively quiet about their loss to Apple in German court which resulted in a sales ban on their flagship Galaxy Tab 10.1 tablet. ...... 05 Oct 2011 - 1 comment
German ISP not required to block piracy sites
German ISP not required to block piracy sites
German court rules against EMI in case involving Russia-Hosted eD2K website. The Cologne court heard a case brought against Internet Service ...... 12 Sep 2011 - 2 comments
German judge affirms ban on Galaxy tablets with round corners
German judge affirms ban on Galaxy tablets with round corners
A new court ruling has upheld the ban on Samsung's Galaxy Tab 10.1 in Germany. The injunction was originally granted last month, and was ...... 09 Sep 2011 - 5 comments
German privacy official bans Facebook like button
German privacy official bans Facebook "like" button
Website operators in the German state of Schleswig-Holstein have until the end of September to get remove all Facebook "like" buttons or face ...... 19 Aug 2011 - 12 comments
Germany launched its own cyber-defense center
Germany launched its own cyber-defense center
Protecting critical infrastructure from cyber-attack. Germany is the latest country to build itself its very own cyber-defense center to ...... 25 Jun 2011
     

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