Datenschutz

TTIP and TiSA: big pressure to trade away privacy

The negotiations between the U.S. and the EU on the „Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership“ (TTIP) will address e-commerce and transatlantic data flows. In this context, there are more and more indications that European data protection standards could be undermined by such a trade agreement. Civil society and consumer organisations both in the EU and […]

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Überwachung

Gamma FinFisher hacked: 40 GB of internal documents and source code of government malware published

A hacker claims to have hacked a network of the surveillance technology company Gamma International and has published 40 gigabytes of internal data. A Twitter account has published release notes, price lists – and source code. Malware researchers and human rights activists welcome the publication, Gamma itself refuses to comment.

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Öffentlichkeit

Interview with BPjM-Leaker: Website Blacklists shouldn’t be done „in an intransparent way by a government“

An anonymous hacker has reverse-engineered and published the once-secret blacklist of URLs produced by a German federal agency. He or she did this mainly out of technical curiosity – and found that it was really easy to do. The hacker hopes not go get sued for this action – and offers a general critique on secret, state-sponsored internet censorship.

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Wissen

Interviews with E-Book-Pirates: „The book publishing industry is repeating the same mistakes of the music industry“

What MP3, Napster and portable audio players were for the music industry, EPUB and e-book readers are for the book publishing world. Netzpolitik.org interviewed three operators of semi-legal websites for DRM-free e-books. They all agree that the book publishers fail to understand and adopt to the digital world. Differences arise because one of the sites […]

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