Category: Consumer protection

The effects of modern outdoor lighting and the screen light of technical achievements such as smartphones, tablets and the like harm not only our eyes, but also our well-being , What manufacturer and policy for countermeasures and how the consumer can protect themselves.

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Most of the world’s population uses computers, tablets or smartphones almost every day. But that is not the only reason why blue artificial light becomes a constant (more…)

How can one protect data on social media and who is actually obliged to uphold the individual’s personal rights? We asked.

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Data is worth the money. Accordingly, they are gladly collected.

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The district court of Berlin has forbidden Facebook to activate the location service in the fb app as well as the ability to find a profile in search engines by default ( Az .: 16 O 341/15). The case sheds light on an industry that (more…)

Digital assistants could simplify life so much if it were not for their own privacy. Inventor Joshua Montgomery wants to change that and has asked for money for a brand new language assistant. With great success.

The digital voice assistant Mycroft Mark II is standing on a table next to a man on the couch looking at him.

Many customers are suspicious of digital voice as- perts. Does he really not listen, if he is not addressed?

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Microft Mark II shows on its display that 3 teaspoons make up a tablespoon.

The digital voice assistant Mycroft Mark II does not look like its competitors unlike. He can do just as much. (more…)

Internet payments are as self-evident as they should be. To ensure this security, the EU has adopted a directive on payment services, which has been heavily criticized. Now she has readjusted. Time to take another look at PSD2.

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Online shopping changes the way payments are made.

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Payments made over the Internet are no longer exceptions – quite the contrary: digitalisation is creating ever-newer business models. In order to take these (more…)

Oh dear: WhatsApp saves pictures, documents and voice messages after encrypted transmission in an unprotected area of ​​the Android smartphone. 11,914 Google Play Store apps have access to the data. Heavenly conditions for hackers.

The data protector is crying: Pictures, videos and documents that users send via WhatsApp are anything but safe.

The privacy advocate cries: Images, videos and documents that users send via WhatsApp are anything but safe.

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Via WhatsApp, Paul sends a photo of his moose party to a colleague. He thinks (more…)

Did Amazon’s Smart Home Assistant listen to a murder? And can the device “testify” and convict the perpetrator? The police in Arkansas hopes Amazon locks itself up. Smart household appliances as spies – this vision is probably no longer.

Has the new echo box from Amazon overheard a murder? The police are asking Amazon to release data to investigate a murder.

Has the new Amazon echo box overheard a murder? Police ask Amazon to release data to investigate a murder.

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James B. must be a smart guy. At his home in Bentonville, US, he has everything the Internet (more…)

Security cameras from the American manufacturer NetBotz call home more or less unnoticed. So NSA & Co. can look around quietly in security areas around the world. Spiked in the matter: The German secret service knew about it, but kept his feet for years.

Is NSA watching? Officials of the Federal Police and a police dog handler with his dog secure the terminal area of ​​the airport in Frankfurt am Main in March 2016 following the terrorist attacks in Brussels. In 2004, the BND had discovered that a surveillance camera manufacturer NetBotz at Frankfurt Airport tried to connect with the US military server.

Is NSA watching? Officials of the Federal Police and a police dog handler with his dog secure the terminal area of ​​the airport in Frankfurt am Main in March 2016 following the terrorist attacks in Brussels. In (more…)

Only two years after a massive hacking attack Yahoo has informed its customers. They should now take care of the security of their accounts. The users of Yahoo’s subsidiaries Flickr and Tumblr are also affected. What you need to do is read here.

Hackers are said to have stolen data from 500 million Yahoo users. Now, all account owners at Yahoo, Flickr, and Tumblr should review their credentials.

Hackers are said to have stolen the data from 500 million Yahoo users. Now, all account owners should check their credentials with Yahoo, Flickr, and Tumblr.

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Names, email addresses, phone numbers, (more…)

Shopping centers will know who is going through the stores, when and where in the future. The mobile operator Telefónica sells the movement data of its German mobile customers. Affected are O2 including the E-Plus customers, Aldi-Talk, Blue and Fonic. However, smartphone owners can protect themselves.

Shopping center in bustle: Using smartphones' movement data, retailers can find out when certain target groups are shopping.

Shopping center in full swing: Using smartphones’ movement data, retailers can find out when certain target groups are shopping.

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WhatsApp has announced that it will discontinue support for a number of older mobile operating systems next year. Affected are Apple and Android systems as well as Blackberrys. Meanwhile, the Messenger service is apparently struggling with customer churn because it shares too much data with Facebook.

WhatsApp Messenger has been back in criticism since sharing personal information with Facebook users. Since then, the user numbers of the Swiss messenger Threema to go up.

The WhatsApp Messenger is back in the criticism since he shares personal information of his users with Facebook. Since then, the user numbers of Swiss messenger Threema (more…)