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Reach at all costs - What Facebook does and doesn't delete!

Sven Krumrey
Facebook's press releases are always a pleasure to read. The company regards itself as a facilitator for a world-wide community guided by love and understanding. If Zuckerberg was any cuter, it would be an idyllic place. Alas, all that is just a smokescreen to hide the hateful and violent truth. That's why Facebook is now legally forced to remove particularly despicable content. Still, questionable posts stay online - and an undercover journalist from the British Channel 4 recently discovered why. more
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4.3 billion reasons for Google to change

Sven Krumrey
Have you heard of GAFA? This acronym stands for the four possibly most powerful US companies: Google, Apple, Facebook and Amazon. Each has taken their fair share of the Internet pie (along with Microsoft) and make billions almost unchallenged. But recently, a storm has been brewing in paradise: Google was fined 4.3 billion euros by the EU commission. What happened? more
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Putting nostalgia to the test: 168 classics on a Gameboy clone

Sven Krumrey
There's something magical about nostalgia, and childhood memories touch us on a deeper level. Recently, China-based company Anbernic released a Gameboy clone at a small price point - and it doesn't suck, kinda! The hardware is described as "solid" and the device features 168 built-in games. The list includes classic titles still loved by millions around the world today. Reason enough to put this thing through its paces! more
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2 minute tech: Bluetooth

Sven Krumrey
As cellphones began to lose their headphone jacks, even Joe Schmoe finally discovered the wireless technology standard Bluetooth. It had been around since the 90s but only arrived in living rooms (and on billions of devices) within the last decade. And while this technology has been adopted by many, some users are still hesitant. Read on to learn what you should know about Bluetooth! more
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Mass surveillance through technology: China

Sven Krumrey
In conversations about surveillance states, China is always mentioned. The country makes use of modern technology to monitor its 1.4 billion citizens like no other. Strong censorship of all media outlets (including the Internet) is quickly becoming old hat as the country turns towards face recognition, voice analysis and information clustering to create a "social credit system". Reason enough to take a closer look. more
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