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German police warn parents to stop posting photos of kids on Facebook

Once upon a time we had the good old-fashioned slides and projector. Or the heavy, leather-bound photo albums. Both were used by Mum and Dad to show photos of their beloved children right from the day of birth through to those embarrassing school photographs. But today’s practice of using social media has been cautioned against… Read More

Deutsche Telekom and Vodafone to deploy VPN services via SDN and NFV

Following a successful trial earlier in the year, Deutsche Telekom has announced that it will be expanding its SDN-based Virtual Private Network (VPN) services. Vodafone Group PLC is also planning to launch its own VPN service across a variety of global markets in the near future. Deutsche Telekom originally announced launched the pilot for this… Read More

German publisher Axel Springer bans adblocking users from Bild website

Axel Springer SE, among the largest of Europe’s online publishers, has instituted a block on viewers who are using adblocking software for its flagship news website, Bild.de. Adblocking readers who browse to the Bild site now are presented with a page which blocks the site’s content and asks the reader to either switch off the… Read More

Camera that refuses to shoot over-exposed locations

German designer and artist Philipp Schmitt has introduced the Camera Restricta – a camera which refuses to take photos in over-photographed locations. Described as a ‘disobedient tool for taking unique photographs’, the 3D-printed device uses a smartphone as the camera screen, and an embedded app which enables GPS tracking and generates audio effects. The open… Read More

Facebook agrees to meet German government on removing racist content

Facebook has this week agreed to meet with Germany’s ministry of justice to discuss ways to rid the social media site of widespread racial hatred following a surge in user complaints. In a letter penned by Justice Minister Heiko Maas, Facebook’s European executives were invited to meet with the government department on the 14th September… Read More

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