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Datenschutz Stalking via Smartphone

How security researchers are working to expose stalkerware on your phone

Stalkerware is software designed to run on your smartphone, keep tabs on everything you do and report it back to whoever decided to spy on the intimate details of your life. This is a crime in most countries, but the apps are hard to find. Security researchers are working to change that.

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Demokratie Tools for encryption and anonymity

Germany and Europe need to step up to their responsibility

Much of the funding of projects for the technical implementation of digital freedoms is threatened by the Trump Government. It is now time for Germany and Europe to step into the breach and provide adequate and sustainable funding for the development ecosystem. A commentary.

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Öffentlichkeit Guerilla marketing

German outdoor advertiser put up posters for online shop that sells drugs

With a mixture of poster advertising and guerrilla marketing, criminals try to draw attention to a shop that sells drugs on the internet. The outdoor advertising company AWK and several media outlets are falling for this trick.

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Demokratie Freedom of the press

A German company is responsible for the deletion of videos critical of the Albanian government

Acromax Media reports alleged copyright infringements to platforms such as Facebook and thus also makes journalistic content disappear from the Internet. The Hamburg-based company worked, amongst others for the Albanian governing party. Reporters Without Borders considers this an attempt to suppress independent journalism.

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Demokratie Environmental and Foreign Affairs in the Context of AI

Human Security Beyond Trump

International Conflict is on its Rise: Out-dated hostilities between the USA and Iran threaten to cause catastrophic chaos. The world needs novel security conceptions that consider artificial intelligence well, first of all: data analytic and platform technologies. How could that look like, in terms of machine understanding – its design, use and ethics? How to put AI in the service of human kind?

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Öffentlichkeit TikTok

Cheerfulness and censorship

Never before has a platform grown as fast as TikTok. We have gained exclusive insight into its content moderation and are publishing excerpts from its moderation rules: TikTok operates a sophisticated system to identify, control, suppress and direct content. The platform can throttle videos of protests and demonstrations according to its rules.

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