German government looks for facial recognition subjects

What’s Your Face Worth? German Gov’t Says €25 in Amazon Cash

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

Putting a monetary value on individual body parts is not new — look at your insurance policy — but what about lending a piece of your body to the government? In Germany, governmental security officials are looking for 275 volunteers to do just that, and by handing over their face, …

Sources: Bundespolizei, Mashable

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Stephen founded German Pulse and LGBT Germany out of a passion to introduce Americans to a Germany that goes beyond beer and polka (although with enough beer he has been known to polka it up a bit). He's a coffee addict, lover of wine and good times, a hit in the kitchen and editor of TV commercials. You can follow him on Twitter (@StephenWFuchs) to find out a lot more.
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Check Out This New and Secure German Passport

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

On Thursday, a newly designed German passport was unveiled that will begin being issued in just a few days on March 1, and with the implementation of some new security features, the German government is confident that it will lose its reputation as having one of the world’s most falsified passports. When opened, it appears …

Sources: BMI

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Stephen founded German Pulse and LGBT Germany out of a passion to introduce Americans to a Germany that goes beyond beer and polka (although with enough beer he has been known to polka it up a bit). He's a coffee addict, lover of wine and good times, a hit in the kitchen and editor of TV commercials. You can follow him on Twitter (@StephenWFuchs) to find out a lot more.
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Why German Gov’t is Telling Parents to Destroy Cayla Dolls

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

Parents in Germany were given a seemingly unusual direction on this week as the country’s telecommunications department, the Bundesnetzagentur (Federal Network Agency), issued an order to completely destroy any Cayla dolls they might have, and the request was made clear that it is more than a recommendation — the doll is …

Sources: Bundesnetzagentur,  Sueddeutsche Zeitung

Photo: Genesis Toys

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Stephen founded German Pulse and LGBT Germany out of a passion to introduce Americans to a Germany that goes beyond beer and polka (although with enough beer he has been known to polka it up a bit). He's a coffee addict, lover of wine and good times, a hit in the kitchen and editor of TV commercials. You can follow him on Twitter (@StephenWFuchs) to find out a lot more.
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Germany Considers Placing Tracking Devices on Suspected Terrorists

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

After the recent attack on Berlin’s Christmas Market last month, German politicians have been scrambling to come up with immediate solutions to prevent future terror threats, including some plausible and some extreme, but a new plan to fit suspected terrorists with electronic monitoring devices might just be the wildest idea being considered. …

Sources: Telegraph, RT

Photo: Christoph Scholz [Flickr]

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Stephen founded German Pulse and LGBT Germany out of a passion to introduce Americans to a Germany that goes beyond beer and polka (although with enough beer he has been known to polka it up a bit). He's a coffee addict, lover of wine and good times, a hit in the kitchen and editor of TV commercials. You can follow him on Twitter (@StephenWFuchs) to find out a lot more.
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US Tourist’s Souvenir Causes Bomb Scare at Hamburg Airport

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

After finishing a trip to the island of Rügen, a small German island on the Baltic Sea, a U.S. tourist caused a security scare at the Hamburg Airport after two World War II grenades where found in his luggage. Police rushed to the scene to detain the 34-year-old traveler while …

Sources: DW

Photo: Kevin Hackert [Flickr]

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Stephen founded German Pulse and LGBT Germany out of a passion to introduce Americans to a Germany that goes beyond beer and polka (although with enough beer he has been known to polka it up a bit). He's a coffee addict, lover of wine and good times, a hit in the kitchen and editor of TV commercials. You can follow him on Twitter (@StephenWFuchs) to find out a lot more.
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Backpacks Banned From Oktoberfest After Recent Terror Attacks in Germany

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

Oktoberfest in Munich is the world’s largest beer festival with attendance of 5.9 million people in 2015, but as Germany has found itself victim to a number of terror attacks in recent weeks, security operations for the 16-day event will be on high alert, and as a safety precaution, there …

Sources: Politico

Photo: Michel Curi [Flickr]

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Stephen founded German Pulse and LGBT Germany out of a passion to introduce Americans to a Germany that goes beyond beer and polka (although with enough beer he has been known to polka it up a bit). He's a coffee addict, lover of wine and good times, a hit in the kitchen and editor of TV commercials. You can follow him on Twitter (@StephenWFuchs) to find out a lot more.
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Microsoft Announces German Data Center In Germany To Secure Against U.S. Spying

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

Microsoft held a press conference in Berlin on Wednesday announcing a partnership with Deutsche Telekom that will allow the American tech giant to protect the data of European customers from the US government by storing personal data in data centers in Germany. While it may seem like a logical move to …

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Stephen founded German Pulse and LGBT Germany out of a passion to introduce Americans to a Germany that goes beyond beer and polka (although with enough beer he has been known to polka it up a bit). He's a coffee addict, lover of wine and good times, a hit in the kitchen and editor of TV commercials. You can follow him on Twitter (@StephenWFuchs) to find out a lot more.
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German Politicians Look To Typewriters For NSA Investigative Work

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

Patrick Sensburg, the head of Germany’s parliamentary committee investigating the NSA spying allegations, revealed in an interview with ARD that he and his committee are looking at using traditional typewriters to carry out their written work around the ongoing investigation, with the hope that it will block any spying that …

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Stephen founded German Pulse and LGBT Germany out of a passion to introduce Americans to a Germany that goes beyond beer and polka (although with enough beer he has been known to polka it up a bit). He's a coffee addict, lover of wine and good times, a hit in the kitchen and editor of TV commercials. You can follow him on Twitter (@StephenWFuchs) to find out a lot more.
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German Programmer Claims Responsibility For “Heartbleed” Internet Flaw; Says It Was An Accident

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

Chances are that at some point during the last 48 hours you have heard about the potentially harmful “Heartbleed” flaw affecting roughly two-thirds of all websites, including popular sites like Facebook, Google, Yahoo and Tumblr. While the news put the internet into a state of panic, it’s safe to assume …

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Stephen founded German Pulse and LGBT Germany out of a passion to introduce Americans to a Germany that goes beyond beer and polka (although with enough beer he has been known to polka it up a bit). He's a coffee addict, lover of wine and good times, a hit in the kitchen and editor of TV commercials. You can follow him on Twitter (@StephenWFuchs) to find out a lot more.
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Leading German Email Providers Attempt To Make Messages Appear More Secure Against Spying

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

The concerns over the NSA spying in Germany are still going strong weeks after the news broke out, and now some of the leading email providers in the country have created a new “E-mail made in Germany” campaign to create the perception that their emails are secure.  Security measures being …

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Stephen founded German Pulse and LGBT Germany out of a passion to introduce Americans to a Germany that goes beyond beer and polka (although with enough beer he has been known to polka it up a bit). He's a coffee addict, lover of wine and good times, a hit in the kitchen and editor of TV commercials. You can follow him on Twitter (@StephenWFuchs) to find out a lot more.
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