A common charger for all phones?
Technologie

Lightning zapped?After a decade of stalling, a new EU law could force Apple to introduce a universal charger for all devices

More than 10 years after first announcing a common charger for phones, internal documents reveal the European Commission mulls changes to unify power supply for many appliances

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Huawei has 2,400 employees in Düsseldorf. Inside there is a quasi-military esprit de corps, according to ex-employees.
Technologie

"Wolf culture"How Huawei controls its employees in Europe

Former employees accuse Huawei of discrimination. How massively the company interferes in their private lives and how it keeps its staff in line is revealed by internal documents and covert audio recordings that netzpolitik.org and the media partners of The Signals Network have analysed.

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Wissen

News from ElsevierNo open access deal, but spyware against shadow libraries?

Almost 200 universities and research institutes in Germany currently do not have access to journals published by the largest scientific publisher, Elsevier. Instead of negotiating a switch to Open Access, however, Elsevier prefers to fight shadow libraries that make the contractless situation more bearable for researchers.

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Illustrationen von zwei Menschen am Esstisch, neben ihnen ihre Telefone
Datenschutz

Stalking via SmartphoneHow 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 anonymityGermany 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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This photo from Oberhausen was sent to netzpolitik.org by an allegedly worried passer-by. We pixelated the QR code on the poster.
Öffentlichkeit

Guerilla marketingGerman 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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