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Microsoft Office 365 banned from German schools over privacy concerns


In a bombshell decision, the Data Protection Authority (DPA) of the German Land of Hesse has ruled that schools are banned from using Microsoft’s cloud office product “Office 365”. According to the decision, the platform’s standard settings expose personal information about school pupils and teachers “to possible access by US officials” and are thus incompatible with European and local data protection laws.

The ruling is the result of several years of domestic debate about whether German schools and other state institutions should be using Microsoft software at all, reports ZDNet. In 2018, investigators in the Netherlands discovered that the data collected by Microsoft “could include anything from standard software diagnostics to user content from inside applications, such as sentences from documents and email subject lines.” All of which contravenes the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and potentially local laws for the protection of personal data of underaged pupils.

While Microsoft’s “Office 365” is not a new product, the company has recently changed its offer in Germany: Until now, it provided customers with a special German cloud version hosted on servers run by German telecoms giant Deutsche Telekom. Deutsche Telekom served as a kind of infrastructure trustee, putting customer data outside the legal reach of US law enforcement and intelligence agencies. In 2018, however, Microsoft announced that in 2019 this special arrangement will be terminated and German customers are offered to move to Microsoft’s standard cloud offer in the EU.

Microsoft insists that nothing changes for customers because the new “Office 365” servers are also located in the EU or even in Germany. However, legal developments in the US have put the Hesse DPA on high alert: The newly enacted “US Cloud Act” empowers US government agencies to request access to customer data from all US-based companies no matter where their servers are located.

To make things even worse, Germany’s Federal Office for Information Security (BSI) recently expressed concerns about telemetry data that the Windows 10 operating system collects and transmits to Microsoft. So even if German (or European) schools stopped using the company’s cloud office, its ubiquitous Windows operating system also leaks data to the US with no control or stopping it for users.

School pupils are usually not able to give consent, Max Schrems from EDRi member noyb told ZDNet. “And if data is sent to Microsoft in the US, it is subject to US mass surveillance laws. This is illegal under EU law.” Even if that was legal, says the Hesse DPA, schools and other public institutions in Germany have a “particular responsibility for what they do with personal data, and how transparent they are about that.”

It seems that fulfilling those responsibilities hasn’t been possible when using Microsoft Office 365. In a next step, it is crucial that European DPAs discuss those findings within the European Data Protection Board to come to an EU-wide rule that protects children’s personal data from unregulated access by US agencies. Otherwise European schools would be well-advised to switch to privacy-friendly alternatives such as Linux, LibreOffice, and Nextcloud.

https://edri.org/microsoft-office-365-banned-from-german-schools-over-privacy-concerns/

#microsoft #office365 #office #spy #school #germany #german #edri #banned #privacy #education #libreoffice #nextcloud #linux
Microsoft Office 365 banned from German schools over privacy concerns

 
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Sleeping with the fishes...

#gplusarchive #repost #bot #googleplus #photo #photography #myphoto #DE #Germany #Berlin

Originally posted on Google+ on Sun Aug 10, 2014

 
There are many more issues -- apart from #brexit -- and not only in #germany so it would be a massive self-nuke if they attempted to ever ratify

 
There are many more issues -- apart from #brexit -- and not only in #germany so it would be a massive self-nuke if they attempted to ever ratify

 
#Nordstadtblogger, a blog from #Dortmund, #Germany, on the germanwide #FfF gathering in Dortmund last week.

Die Nordstadtblogger über den FfF-Kongress in Dortmund letzte Woche.

Nordstadtbloggerne, et blog fra Dortmund i #Tyskland, om det store tyske FfF-møde i Dortmund sidste uge.
Fridays for Future Sommerkongress: 1.500 AktivistInnen kamen zum Austausch und Vernetzen nach Dortmund

 
**Why Germans love to complain **

I sometimes hate this, especially if people use the same disproven arguments every time again.
Really we should be more thankful!

#germany #German

 
A #photo of the #sundown in #Hamburg #Germany on the river #Elbe.

#Foto des #Sonnenuntergangs auf der Elbe in Hamburg.

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Guten Morgen D*





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Paying with #card in #Germany

I pay cash because otherwise Hackers can see that I drink "Schöfferhoffer Grapefruit" (Mixed beer)

@Alicia S @Andrea Borgia
#beer

 
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Paying with #card in #Germany

I pay cash because otherwise Hackers can see that I drink "Schöfferhoffer Grapefruit" (Mixed beer)

@Alicia S @Andrea Borgia
#beer

 
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For @Adam Hunt
On a trip three years ago from #Germany to #Riga in #Latvia we also used the spinnaker to enhance the speed!
It was a chartered Delphia 40.3 called "That's Life"

#mywork #photo #foto #fotografie #photography #nature #Lettland #Ostsee #OOC #Segeln #sail

 
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Germany is a communist country!


Today I learned a new thing from an Amerinan online

#politics #trump #economy #Germany #Sanders #DumbFuckistan #Propaganda #Socialism

 
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Germany is a communist country!


Today I learned a new thing from an Amerinan online

#politics #trump #economy #Germany #Sanders #DumbFuckistan #Propaganda #Socialism

 
Sausage vending machines booming in Germany | The Independent

#germany

 

German police stumble upon huge stockpile of chemicals during routine call out - The Local


in April police and fire fighters stumbled about a warehouse full of dangerous chemical stuff.
It has now been confirmed that it was a drug laboratory for synthetic drugs, probably speed.
There are also some evidences that it was operated by Dutch people
Further inspection revealed that 35,000 litres of sulphuric acid, caustic soda and phosphoric acid were being illegally held in huge 1,000-litre barrels at the the 650-square metre unit. Some 50 propane bottles were also found at the site.
Here are some photos from inside the location:
https://www.westfalen-blatt.de/OWL/Fotos/Kreis-Minden-Luebbecke/3829342-Abbau-des-Chemielagers-in-Preussisch-Oldendorf

@Martha McDougall @Jacob Clayton This is around 80km from where I live. One of the biggest drug labs found in Germany.
@Andrea Borgia @New World Order Ltd. - Zweigbüro Lissabon

#Drugs #breakingBad #NRW #Germany #Speed #Chemistry

https://www.thelocal.de/20190429/german-police-stumble-upon-huge-stockpile-of-chemicals-during-routine-call-out

 

Content warning: situation in germany, nazis, police


 
E-Scooter: Mehrheit in Deutschland skeptisch
Schon bald können Elektro-Tretroller bundesweit über die Radwege düsen. Richtig gut finden das aber nicht allzu viele Menschen.

https://www.heise.de/newsticker/meldung/E-Scooter-Mehrheit-in-Deutschland-skeptisch-4447349.html
#Nachrichten #Deutschland #Germany #Straße #Fahrradwege #Radwege #Elektro #Tretroller #Menschen

 
E-Scooter: Mehrheit in Deutschland skeptisch
Schon bald können Elektro-Tretroller bundesweit über die Radwege düsen. Richtig gut finden das aber nicht allzu viele Menschen.

https://www.heise.de/newsticker/meldung/E-Scooter-Mehrheit-in-Deutschland-skeptisch-4447349.html
#Nachrichten #Deutschland #Germany #Straße #Fahrradwege #Radwege #Elektro #Tretroller #Menschen

 
"Members of the #Yazidi minority in #Germany are taking the federal government to court. They say #Berlin isn't doing enough to bring German "Islamic State" supporters captured in #Syria to justice."

 
"Members of the #Yazidi minority in #Germany are taking the federal government to court. They say #Berlin isn't doing enough to bring German "Islamic State" supporters captured in #Syria to justice."

 
#Antifa #Nordstadtblogger

Courageous action by a young artist in #Dortmund, #Germany, planting #flowers instead of #hate in #Dorstfeld, a quarter which local #nazis claim as theirs. Article in german:
„Blumen statt Hass!“ – Mutige Kunstaktion im öffentlichen Raum auf dem Wilhelmplatz in Dortmund-Dorstfeld

 
Jetzt

RT @perceptic0n@twitter.com

I have the honor to discuss #CyberSecurity challenges for the #US and #Germany today with the brilliant @KimZetter@twitter.com at @MicrosoftDE@twitter.com Digital Eatery this evening. Looking forward to it!

🐦🔗: https://twitter.com/perceptic0n/status/1139064763554639873

 
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Hello everyone ! In a few weeks I will go to Berlin with my gf. Do you have good places to advise ? We are both anarchist activists, we love art (I often post graffiti here) and party. First time in Berlin for both of us. Thanks !

Hallo allerseits! In ein paar Wochen werde ich mit meiner Freundin nach Berlin fahren. Haben Sie gute Tipps? Wir sind beide anarchistische Aktivisten, wir lieben Kunst (ich poste oft Graffiti hier) und feiern. Zum ersten Mal in Berlin für uns beide. Danke !


#travel #berlin #germany #anarchism #art #graffiti #help #tipps

 
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Hello everyone ! In a few weeks I will go to Berlin with my gf. Do you have good places to advise ? We are both anarchist activists, we love art (I often post graffiti here) and party. First time in Berlin for both of us. Thanks !

Hallo allerseits! In ein paar Wochen werde ich mit meiner Freundin nach Berlin fahren. Haben Sie gute Tipps? Wir sind beide anarchistische Aktivisten, wir lieben Kunst (ich poste oft Graffiti hier) und feiern. Zum ersten Mal in Berlin für uns beide. Danke !


#travel #berlin #germany #anarchism #art #graffiti #help #tipps

 
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Hello everyone ! In a few weeks I will go to Berlin with my gf. Do you have good places to advise ? We are both anarchist activists, we love art (I often post graffiti here) and party. First time in Berlin for both of us. Thanks !

Hallo allerseits! In ein paar Wochen werde ich mit meiner Freundin nach Berlin fahren. Haben Sie gute Tipps? Wir sind beide anarchistische Aktivisten, wir lieben Kunst (ich poste oft Graffiti hier) und feiern. Zum ersten Mal in Berlin für uns beide. Danke !


#travel #berlin #germany #anarchism #art #graffiti #help #tipps

 
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Hello everyone ! In a few weeks I will go to Berlin with my gf. Do you have good places to advise ? We are both anarchist activists, we love art (I often post graffiti here) and party. First time in Berlin for both of us. Thanks !

Hallo allerseits! In ein paar Wochen werde ich mit meiner Freundin nach Berlin fahren. Haben Sie gute Tipps? Wir sind beide anarchistische Aktivisten, wir lieben Kunst (ich poste oft Graffiti hier) und feiern. Zum ersten Mal in Berlin für uns beide. Danke !


#travel #berlin #germany #anarchism #art #graffiti #help #tipps

 
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Hello everyone ! In a few weeks I will go to Berlin with my gf. Do you have good places to advise ? We are both anarchist activists, we love art (I often post graffiti here) and party. First time in Berlin for both of us.

Hallo allerseits! In ein paar Wochen werde ich mit meiner Freundin nach Berlin fahren. Haben Sie gute Tipps? Wir sind beide anarchistische Aktivisten, wir lieben Kunst (ich poste oft Graffiti hier) und feiern. Zum ersten Mal in Berlin für uns beide.


#travel #berlin #germany #anarchism #art #graffiti #help #tipps

 
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Yesterday #climatejustice activists have blocked a cruise ship in #Kiel, #Germany.
They've done so by small boats and climbing.

In their cominique they explain their reasons, such as:

We have enough ships and money to travel around for holiday, but not enough to safe refugees. This is unacceptable. Cruise ships consume a lot of ressources incl. fossil fuel and by that spit out toxic gases and greenhouse gases. In times of a #climatecrisis, neither this is acceptable. Workers on the ships are heavily exploited, while very few become rich.

Cruise ships are run on an exploitive system that is destroyn our enviornment.

Let's stop them! #smashcruiseshit

pressrelease:
https://tkkg.noblogs.org/post/2019/06/09/kreuzfahrtschiff-zuiderdam-in-kiel-blockiert-fuer-urlaub-ohne-ausbeutung-und-umweltzerstoerung-2/#more-579

(ofcourse did the police came to counter their action, but at least for now, it is still blocked)

 
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Yesterday #climatejustice activists have blocked a cruise ship in #Kiel, #Germany.
They've done so by small boats and climbing.

In their cominique they explain their reasons, such as:

We have enough ships and money to travel around for holiday, but not enough to safe refugees. This is unacceptable. Cruise ships consume a lot of ressources incl. fossil fuel and by that spit out toxic gases and greenhouse gases. In times of a #climatecrisis, neither this is acceptable. Workers on the ships are heavily exploited, while very few become rich.

Cruise ships are run on an exploitive system that is destroyn our enviornment.

Let's stop them! #smashcruiseshit

pressrelease:
https://tkkg.noblogs.org/post/2019/06/09/kreuzfahrtschiff-zuiderdam-in-kiel-blockiert-fuer-urlaub-ohne-ausbeutung-und-umweltzerstoerung-2/#more-579

(ofcourse did the police came to counter their action, but at least for now, it is still blocked)

 
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Yesterday #climatejustice activists have blocked a cruise ship in #Kiel, #Germany.
They've done so by small boats and climbing.

In their cominique they explain their reasons, such as:

We have enough ships and money to travel around for holiday, but not enough to safe refugees. This is unacceptable. Cruise ships consume a lot of ressources incl. fossil fuel and by that spit out toxic gases and greenhouse gases. In times of a #climatecrisis, neither this is acceptable. Workers on the ships are heavily exploited, while very few become rich.

Cruise ships are run on an exploitive system that is destroyn our enviornment.

Let's stop them! #smashcruiseshit

pressrelease:
https://tkkg.noblogs.org/post/2019/06/09/kreuzfahrtschiff-zuiderdam-in-kiel-blockiert-fuer-urlaub-ohne-ausbeutung-und-umweltzerstoerung-2/#more-579

(ofcourse did the police came to counter their action, but at least for now, it is still blocked)

 
There is a protest in #Germany against plans to extend a large #autobahn through #Berlin.

I can't even understand why people still want to put it there; it was crowded enough as it is when I was there 18 years ago and here in England we built the M25 quite some km outside the centre of London - having learned the hard way that fast roads inside cities aren't much good to anyone (not even drivers)

(the M25 is often very congested too)

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/jun/02/germany-love-fast-cars-runs-into-berlin-radical-ravers

 

German Report Claims That EOS Devs Will Release New Social Media Platform in Big Announcement Today


Rumors are a common occurrence in the cryptocurrency industry, and very few of these rumors ever actually come to fruition. According to a report from Germany, Block.One may be part of a new social media platform that ties cryptocurrency in with it. Are these rumors, or is there some truth to the claims?

- German publication Handelsblatt may have exposed new social media platform by Block.One.
- Block.One will be sharing details on June 1st during a keynote speech in Washington, DC at 8pm EST.

https://bitcoinexchangeguide.com/german-report-claims-that-eos-devs-will-release-new-social-media-platform-in-big-annoucement-today/
#SocialNetwork #Blockchain #cryptocurency #EOS #Germany #Deutschland #Kryptowährung
German Report Claims That EOS Devs Will Release New Social Media Platform in Big Announcement Today

 
#idw #Naturschutz

Emphasis of nature protection in #Germany in 2018, special edition in german language.

Naturschutzarbeit in #Deutschland – Schwerpunkte im Jahr 2018

 
Hi, nice to warn your users (not all #podmin make it that transparent)

If any #despora user need a new place on a pod
in #EU or more precise in #germany

--> pod.dapor.net will welcome you !!!!!

 
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#Beschneidung #Zirkumzision #Genitalverstümmelung
#intaktiv #Deutschland #circumcision #genital mutilation #intactivism #Germany

Neues, geschlechterübergreifendes intaktiv-Faltblatt - intaktiv e.V.

Nach dem Faltblatt zu männlicher Genitalverstümmelung in deutscher und englischer Sprache hat intaktiv nun ein neues Faltblatt herausgebracht, das die Frage der genitalen Unversehrtheit und Selbstbestimmung geschlechterübergreifend betrachtet.



In dem Faltblatt „Genitale Unversehrtheit – Ein Menschenrecht für alle“ werden Hintergründe, Verbreitung, Formen, Umstände und Folgen von Verstümmelungen an weiblichen, männlichen und intergeschlechtlichen Genitalien sowie die aktuelle rechtliche Situation in Deutschland kurz zusammengefasst.



Das Faltblatt schließt mit dem Appell, dass das Prinzip der genitalen Selbstbestimmung angesichts des von allen Formen der Genitalverstümmelung verursachten erheblichen Leids geschlechterübergreifend und weltweit gelten muss.



Alle drei intaktiv-Faltblätter stehen in unserem Download-Bereich als PDF-Dateien zur Verfügung.

https://intaktiv.de/geschlechteruebergreifendes-faltblatt/

 
Great! Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) finds separation of powers in #Germany is on the fritz, public prosecution is not independent, may not issue european warrants of arrest. #Democracy #ConstitutionalState #Constitution

Goile Nummer! #EuGH findet, dass die #Gewaltenteilung in #Deutschland im Arsch ist, Staatsanwaltschaften sind nicht unabhängig, deshalb darf es keine europäischen Haftbefehle ausstellen... #Demokratie #Rechtsstaat #Grundgesetz

Stue stue nummer! Den Europæiske Unions Domstol (EU-Domstolen) dømmer, at magtdelingen i Tyskland er på spanden, statsadvokaturer er ikke uafhængige, derfor må de ikke udstille europæiske fængslingskendelser. #Demokrati #Retsstat #Grundlov