Germany To Invest 100 Million Euro To Increase Internet Surveillance Program

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

Just days after German politicians spoke out against the NSA PRISM program by the United States, a new report from Der Spiegel reveals that Germany has increased spying plans of its own and is getting ready to invest 100 million euro to monitor 20 percent of all communications between Germany …

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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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Google Catches a Break With Germany’s Proposed News Aggregation Law

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

For several months Google has been actively fighting a proposed German law, the Leistungschutzrecht, that would ultimately restrict search engines from providing snippets of news articles in their search results.  Before the proposal made its first rounds in the German parliament, Google took their concerns to the German public with the launch …

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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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Google Asks German Users to Voice Their Concerns Over Proposed News Aggregation Law

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

Back in August, news broke about a new law proposed by the German Bundestag that would put tighter restrictions on news aggregation services like Google News, which would result in companies paying fees for offering readers fragments of articles.  Now that the proposal is about to have its first reading in …

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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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The German Government Proposes Charging Google for Providing News Snippets

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

When I want to catch up on the latest news, I find myself loading up Google News to find a variety of topics and sources.  Not only does Google offer me many sources, but they also bring traffic to the numerous news sites that catch my attention.  So I was …

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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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Maryland House & Senate Turn Down Bill Honoring German American Month

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

A bill was struck down in the Maryland State House and Senate that would have dedicated October as German-American month.  Various organizations and individuals had hoped that the month of October, which already has German-American Day on October 6, could be a time to recognize the contributions that German-Americans have …

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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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Retiring German State Employee Admits to Doing Nothing for 14 Years

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

People often look at the government workers in America as being lazy or sitting around doing nothing, but now Germany has a story to one-up us. In a farewell email sent to 500 fellow employees, a retiring engineer in a North Rhine-Westphalia state surveying office admitted to spending the last …

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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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