Facebook, Twitter and Google Hire German Censorship Army to Avoid Millions in Fines

According to a Wall Street Journal article, Facebook, Google and Twitter have hired censorship teams to remove user posted content that German law prohibits. As of January 1, 2018 a new law in Germany puts tech companies that allow user…

Mark Zuckerberg: Facebook About To Crack Down On Hate Speech

Mark Zuckerberg admitted on Friday that Facebook recognizes, and will be doing more to counteract, hate speech against migrants. In September, Mark Zuckerberg met with German Chancellor Angela Merkel about ongoing hate speech issues in Germany. The meeting Friday was…

Google Faces Another Complaint From German Publishers

Google is still battling German publishers over including their content among Google News links as it faces a new legal complaint related to a war that just won’t end. Will this end up with Google shutting Google News down in…

Domino’s Pizza buys Joey’s Pizza To Become Germany’s Go-To Delivery Place

Domino’s Pizza knows that Germans are super serious about their pizza, and now they own a bigger slice of that market. Britain’s Domino’s Pizza Group has joined with Domino’s Pizza Enterprises to buy Joey’s Pizza and create Germany’s largest pizza…

Volkswagen Scandal Hasn’t Really Harmed Reputation in Germany

The Volkswagen emissions scandal hasn’t really harmed the company’s reputation inside its home country, a new survey finds. Nearly two-thirds of Germans said that Volkswagen still makes “outstanding cars.” From Reuters: Sixty-five percent said they either fully or largely agreed…

Hearing Aids For iPhone, Apple Watch Users Hit The Spotlight

Hearing aids from ReSound will be in the spotlight next week as the company takes its expanded portfolio to EUHA’s 60th International Congress of Hearing Aid Acousticians in Nuremberg, Germany. This year, the company introduced ReSound Smart for Apple Watch,…

Facebook Isn’t Great at Policing Racism, Says German Minister

Facebook isn’t doing enough to rid the site of hateful, racist rhetoric, according to German Justice Minister Heiko Maas. Maas sent a letter to Facebook saying its action on such issues were “urgent.” The letter was obtained by Der Tagesspiegel,…

Apple ‘Slide to Unlock’ Patent Is Invalid, Rules German Court

Apple’s patents on its “slide to unlock” feature on its iOS devices are invalid – at least in Germany. A German appeals court has stuck by a 2013 ruling which canceled the company’s patent. According to the court, Apple’s slide…

Reddit Will Block Content in Certain Countries, Has Already Done So in Germany and Russia

Reddit has confirmed that it will locally block content if it receives a “valid request from and authorized entity.” The policy confirmation comes after the company blocked a specific thread about growing psychoactive mushrooms in Russia. The country’s Service for…

Facebook Must Allow Fake Names, Says German Regulator

Facebook’s real name policy, which prevents people from using the service with pseudonyms, has pissed off a lot of people – especially as of late. Facebook’s policy has drawn the ire of the transgender community, domestic violence victim, privacy advocates,…