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Customer Protection made in Europe

In Europe an EU directive has to be implemented in all member countries as law according to the subsidiarity principle of the European Union. Unfortunately the work of the European Parliament often doesn’t make it into the news so that … Continue reading

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Germany and China in opposite directions

It seems that Germany and China are going in opposite directions when it comes to the freedom of their people. While China is willing, at least according do their communiques, that they want to strengthen the human rights in their … Continue reading

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Catch 22

Does anybody recall the novel Catch 22 from Joseph Heller? One of the main characters in the novel is the army B-25 bombardier Yossarian who tries to escape the war by playing crazy which is the reason why he is … Continue reading

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Pandora’s Box

As I mentioned earlier, once the possibilities for gathering informations about you over the internet are established, they will be used! I just read an article in the New York Times about the NSA: N.S.A.’s Intercepts Exceed Limits Set by … Continue reading

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Analysis about Child Pornography as Argument to establish Internet Blocker

In Germany a big political discussion is going on about the establishment of internet blockers to fight the spread of child pornography. Netzpolitik.org is calling for a picket against internet blocks in Berlin on friday Mahnwache am Freitag: Keine Scheuklappen … Continue reading

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China is tightening the Net again

I am living in China, a country very well known for its ability to build the biggest walls in this world. One remarkable example can even be seen from the moon. The other one is not that obvious and quite … Continue reading

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Big Brother is watching you

It is quiet a while ago that I last read the novels “1984” from George Orwell or “Brave new World” from Aldous Huxley but it seems that todays reality outdistances these novels by far. Nearly daily there are news like … Continue reading

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Is Germany on its way back to the Third Reich?

I am a german computer scientist living in China. Therefore I am aware of the lack of possibility of free speech in certain matters and I am often confronted with the internet censorship which, besides the sites which are intentionally … Continue reading

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