Facebook Loses ‘Friend Finder’ Privacy Case in German Court

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

The German consumer protection organization Verbraucherzentrale Bundesver (VZBV) won a major court ruling against Facebook’s popular ‘Friend Finder’ feature that encourages users to import the names and emails of their friends to see if they are part of the social network.  If an uploaded email doesn’t match up with an existing …

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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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Looking for the German Experience Close to Home

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A large part of getting connected to your German heritage is to experience it first hand as much as you can.  While most of us cannot afford to fly to Germany whenever we feel like getting the German experience, we find ourselves looking to find cheaper and more local ways …

Stephen Fuchs
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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Facebook Meets with German Officials Over ‘Like’ Button

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

Germany has been active in recent years about protecting the privacy of its citizen’s online data and a top Facebook official met this week with the German Interior Minister, Hans-Peter Friedrich, to address some security concerns that have been raised on some of the company’s practices. Last month, officials from the …

Stephen Fuchs
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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5 Facebook Pages to Check Out

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

There is no doubt that social media sites such as Facebook and Twitter have changed the way we use the internet and access information.  If businesses and organizations want to get their message out, having a social media presence is crucial.  German organizations are always looking for ways to reach …

Stephen Fuchs
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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Win a Trip to Oktoberfest 2012

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If you’ve every wanted to go to the world-famous Oktoberfest in Munich but never got a chance, Hacker-Pschorr wants to help you get there.  Hacker-Pschorr is hosting a contest on their Facebook page where you and 5 of your friends can win a trip to the 2012 Oktoberfest in Munich. …

Stephen Fuchs
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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We’re on Facebook and Twitter

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

As we slowly build up German Pulse we will be adding new features, some big and some small, and today we are now officially on Facebook and Twitter.  This will allow us to let our followers know when we post a new blog post and when we come across some …

Stephen Fuchs
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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