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About the luxury of being clue or opinionless

Sven Krumrey
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You might have noticed I've been out of commission for a couple of weeks. I had broken my ankle at a classical music concert and was facing a long recovery period, aside from surgery. Dull times, some of which I naturally spent online digging through social networks. After two days with Facebook, and on pain medicine, I kept asking myself why people couldn't just shut up for once. more
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Householder's rights or censorship? The case of Alex Jones

Sven Krumrey
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Have you heard of Alex Jones? While US residents might be rolling their eyes, he's fairly unknown to the rest of the world. Alex Jones is a right-wing journalist, radio presenter and entrepreneur who makes a living off crude conspiracy theories. In his view, the US government was behind the 9/11 attacks, the 2012 Sandy Hook shooting was staged and various politicians are child-devouring satanists. Hard views that naturally polarize. Still, it got me thinking when he was suddenly banned from various areas on the internet. more
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Kid stuff - Google Family Link

Sven Krumrey
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Ever since kids started using cellphones, there has been a debate about how much cellphone time they should be allowed and what restrictions should apply. A lot of software was developed to this effect years ago - and it often failed because it wasn't integrated deeply enough into the operating system, and therefore easy to circumvent. Google Family Link is Google's attempt at giving parents the tools they need to supervise their children online - and turn them into loyal Google users in the process. more
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Who's stealing from whom? The never-ending story of copyright infringement

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

Sven Krumrey
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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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