60% of top 1000 YouTube videos are blocked in Germany due to aggressive copyright laws, according to study
A lot of countries get criticized for censoring the web, such as countries in Asia and the Middle East. And rightly so — censorship is not the answer for offensive or disliked content, education is. (I’m not even going to comment on using censors for political purposes.) However, not very [...]Read More »
Facebook doesn’t like fake accounts — they’ve even gone as far as deleting them to clean up the top social site. With that said, it’s not really a surprise that Facebook also requires users to use their real names on their accounts. Germany, however, has a law that gives people [...]Read More »
The European Parliament has voted for a unified patent system that, if ratified, would take effect beginning 2014. Members have voted in favor of the new system in three separate votes but ratification is needed by at 13 states and must include France, Germany and the UK.
The new method [...]Read More »
Germany ‘demands’ Facebook destroy facial recognition database and change how it collects biometric data
Facebook, as I’m sure we all know, thrives on being able to collect data on its users for better integration of services and serving targeted ads. For the most part, Facebook has had a free reign in the United States although the FTC did just recently force Facebook to sign [...]Read More »
Recently, a US court had ruled out Apple’s request to bring an emergency ban on the import of HTC devices in the country, which Apple claimed to have violated a number of Apple’s patents. At the same time, Apple had filed lawsuits against HTC in UK and Germany (the German [...]Read More »