Germany can now fine social media sites $60 million for allowing hate speech

2018 rang in a new era in Germany in terms of the nation’s laws around hate speech, and in 2018, the country began enforcing strict regulations that could result in fines of up to $60 million if such posts are not removed within 24 hours

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2018/01/04/germany-can-now-fine-social-media-sites-60-million-for-allowing-hate-speech.html

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Germany Cracks Whip Against Hate Speech on Social Media


Germany on Monday began enforcing its new Network Enforcement Act, or NetzDG, which imposes a fine of up to $60 million on social media networks that fail to remove hate-inciting posts promptly.
The controversial law, adopted in mid 2017, just entered its formal enforcement phase. It is designed to help combat hate and fake news at a time when ISIS-linked terror and anti-immigrant extremism have been on the rise in Germany. Further, Russian hackers have been accused of trying to sow nationalist tendencies through social media attacks.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/85037.html?rss=1

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Facebook boasts of removing fake news in Germany, but journalists aren’t so sure

Facebook is finally rolling out its fake news identification tools, starting in Germany. The company’s decision comes on the back of mounting criticism against the social network in the country. It’s unclear how well it’s working.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/11/15/facebook-boasts-removing-fake-news-in-germany-but-journalists-aren-t-so-sure.html

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A major Internet outage in Germany on Sunday was probably a botched hack attack

Nearly a million internet users in Germany were knocked offline for much of Sunday and Monday following what’s believed to have been a failed effort to hijack customer routers for the Mirai botnet.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2016/11/29/major-internet-outage-in-germany-on-sunday-was-probably-botched-hack-attack.html

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First zero-emission hydrogen train to begin operations in Germany

The world’s first hydrogen powered, emission-free train is set to go into service in Germany in 2017 — a ground-breaking innovation that could signal the phasing out of heavily polluting, diesel-powered trains.

The original article can be found here: http://rss.cnn.com/~r/rss/cnn_tech/~3/9-_E0rK4r_w/index.html

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Germany basically had to pay people to use electricity Sunday

Germany hit a new milestone in renewable energy on Sunday, generating so much power at one point that customers were essentially being paid to turn on their lights or charge their phones.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2016/05/12/germany-basically-had-to-pay-people-to-use-electricity-sunday.html

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City embeds traffic lights in sidewalk for smartphone users

It’s only been a matter of weeks since a 15-year-old girl in Germany was hit, dragged, and killed by a tram while she was distracted by her smartphone and headphones, but the nearby city of Augsburg has decided to take action.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2016/04/26/city-embeds-traffic-lights-in-sidewalk-for-smartphone-users.html

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Rumor: Tim Cook reveals waterproofing on Apple Watch has improved since unveiling, can be worn in shower

Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook was reportedly overheard telling a retail employee in Germany that he wears his Apple Watch in the shower, which would suggest that the water resistance of the wrist-worn device has changed since it was first announced last year.



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Tim Cook commemorates Steve Jobs's birthday on trip to Germany

Apple’s chief executive was spotted on Tuesday in Germany, where he took the time to tweet a short remembrance of late colleague Steve Jobs before visiting the offices of infamous German tabloid Bild.



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Real-time emotion detection with Google Glass: An awesome, creepy taste of the future of wearable computers

Fraunhofer Google Glass emotion detection, happy
The wily geniuses at the Fraunhofer Institute in Germany have created the world’s first real-time emotion detection app for Google Glass. The app (glassware, as Google prefers to call it) can also accurately detect someone’s age or gender. Real-time emotion detection could be of great use for people with disorders such as autism, who often struggle to interpret facial expressions, or simply for people who struggle to divine their partner’s true emotional state when they say that they’re “fine.’

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/extreme/189259-real-time-emotion-detection-with-google-glass-an-awesome-creepy-taste-of-the-future-of-wearable-computers

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