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The Europe Roundup: A Privacy Code of Conduct

BY Antonella Napolitano | Friday, September 9 2011

Germany | A Privacy Code of Conduct German data protection advocates often take aim at Facebook: most recently the Facebook button “Like” has been made illegal by the German state of Schleswig-Holstein. The state ... Read More

A German state doesn't like the “Like”

BY Antonella Napolitano | Thursday, August 25 2011

The Facebook button “Like” has been made illegal by the German state of Schleswig-Holstein: the state has in fact ordered all government offices to remove the button from their web presence and shut down any Facebook ... Read More

The Europe Roundup: Apps4Germany

BY Antonella Napolitano | Monday, July 18 2011

Germany | Apps4Germany Open Data in Germany takes a further step with the launch of a national competition called "Apps für Deutschland" (Apps for Germany). Apps4De is set to "open up the public sector", as explained ... Read More

If a Tweet Falls in the Forest...Ein kleines Twitter-Skandal

BY Micah L. Sifry | Monday, April 4 2011

Over in Germany, it appears that the traditional political press that covers the government is all a ... upset over the fact that Steffen Seibert, the government's chief spokesman, used Twitter to announce the upcoming ... Read More

Wikileaks Cables: U.S. Official Was Frustrated About German Data Security Concerns

BY Nick Judd | Tuesday, November 30 2010

Irony, defined: Among the secret U.S. State Department cables released by Wikileaks on Sunday are some in which American officials complain about German concerns over the U.S.'s privacy and data security practices. "The ... Read More

Pirates Board European Politics: The Internet's First Political Party

BY Antoni Gutierrez-Rubi | Thursday, October 15 2009

Founded in Sweden on 1st January 2006, the Pirate Party (Piratpartiet) now boasts more than 45,000 members, making it the third largest Swedish political force in number of affiliates. This rapid growth is due in part to ... Read More

The Dawning of Internet Censorship in Germany

BY Markus Beckedahl | Tuesday, June 16 2009

[Markus Beckedahl writes the German political blog, from which this post is republished with his permission. "We are doing a huge open source campaign against censorship at the moment," he writes us. At a ... Read More