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WhatsApp Privacy Policy

Facebook’s controversial WhatsApp data collection policy is causing big problems

May 12th, 2021

Facebook’s WhatsApp privacy policy problems are far from over, as regulators in Europe are looking to curb the company’s ability to collect user data from WhatsApp. The Hamburg Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information (HmbBfDI) in Germany announced this week that it has issued an injunction preventing Facebook from processing personal data from …

Coronavirus Second Wave

Germany has 3 strategies to stop the second coronavirus wave

October 1st, 2020

The second wave of the coronavirus pandemic is hitting Europe, as the number of new daily cases has been increasing considerably for a few days. Germany plans to use three strategies to reduce the COVID-19 spread in fall and winter, with Chancellor Angela Merkel vowing not to instate a nationwide lockdown that would hurt the …

Coronavirus Screening

Germany wants to track coronavirus outbreaks with smartwatches

April 7th, 2020

Germany is looking to analyze data from smartwatches and fitness devices to track the emergence of new coronavirus outbreaks in the country. Pulse, temperature, and sleep data would be collected anonymously from participating citizens to map the potential spread of new COVID-19 hot zones in the future. Germany has conducted extensive coronavirus testing, which allowed …

German court throws out two suits in Apple-Samsung patent spat

March 2nd, 2012

A German court has thrown out a third lawsuit Samsung recently filed against Apple regarding a 3G patent, along with one of two slide-to-unlock suits Apple filed against Samsung, FOSS Patents reported on Friday. Judge Andreas Voss of the Mannheim Regional Court ruled that Samsung’s standard-essential patent covers a method of computing a certain mathematical …

Apple wins injunction against Motorola devices in Germany [updated]

March 1st, 2012

Apple on Thursday won an injunction in Germany against all of Motorola Mobility’s Android devices, according to FOSSPatents. The ruling comes on the heels of another victory Apple scored in a German appeals court on Monday. Judge Dr. Peter Guntz ruled that Motorola infringed Apple’s patent for a “portable electronic device for photo management.” Motorola smartphones apparently …