German Credit Agency Plans to Use Social Media Data to Determine Creditworthiness

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

The largest credit agency in Germany, Schufa, announced that it is planning to use data gathered on social media sites to measure the creditworthiness of German citizens.  Germans, who are already known to be very protective of their privacy, have been publicly voicing their concerns over the news, most of …

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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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Facebook Loses ‘Friend Finder’ Privacy Case in German Court

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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 …

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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