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18-24 May: main headlines on GermanPolicy.com

GermanPolicy.com: past week’s headlines =Covid-19=Merkel: government doesn’t take the easiest wayhttps://lnkd.in/d8SFg-SSteinmeier praises efforts in Corona crisishttps://lnkd.in/d8Sx95vSch√§uble: Democracy workinghttps://lnkd.in/d96T-7tMost people in Germany in favor of Corona restrictionshttps://lnkd.in/d2QcdavFewer demonstrators against Corona requirementshttps://lnkd.in/diqkMmQCoronavirus…

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83 percent of Germans use online messengers | GermanPolicy.com

by Thorsten Koch Almost every 16 to 24 year-old in Germany uses online messenger services. This is the result of a survey commissioned by the Federal Network Agency. The most…

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New standards for intelligence service | GermanPolicy.com

by Thorsten Koch Patrick Sensburg (CDU), a member of parliament and security expert, supports the SPD’s demands to appoint a Bundestag Federal Commissioner for intelligence matters. According to a decision…

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Mass surveillance abroad by the BND legally inadequate | GermanPolicy.com

by Thorsten Koch The surveillance practice by the federal intelligence service Bundesnachrichtendienst (BND), regarding telecommunications by foreigners, violates fundamental rights. This has been decided by the Federal Constitutional Court. The…

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German Corona Summit: Continued Social Distancing, Fewer Restrictions, and Regional Responsibility | GermanPolicy.com

The Coronavirus, also known as Covid-19, a globally rampant lung disease, has claimed almost 7,000 lives in Germany, by the beginning of May 2020. But the infection rate is down…

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Posted in Economy European Union Politics Technology

Smartphone Tracking, or Contact Tracing | Context

Digital contact tracing creates location trails allowing for a supervising instance to know, in hindsight, whether two people were in proximity at the same time. Many smartphone apps only function…

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Hate Speech Laws and Social Media Companies | Brief

The German government cabinet has passed a tougher stance against hate speech. What makes sense about the legal project, in Germany and elswhere, is to hold social media companies responsible…

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Germany. Full Digital Identification of Online Users Impracticable | Context

The German Federal Council is examining whether in Germany, every user of social networks, and every online gamer, ought to be subject to identification requirements. The German federal states of…

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Deradicalization: Keeping the Bad From the Good | Context

Let us face it: there are major issues with deradicalizing a person who has fallen prey to extremism. But we must differentiate between counter-radicalization, which works well in many trajectories,…

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Posted in European Union Politics

The German Basic Law | Brief

The German party Die Linke (left-leaning) has recently welcomed the observation of the right-leaning AfD by the Office of Protection of the Constitution (BfV). But Die Linke wants to change…

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