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Ad-blocking ruled legal in Germany

A German regional court has ruled that adjusting web pages to block advertising is legal activity, following several complaints raised by German publishers against Eyeo-owned Adblock Plus. The four-month trial has heard arguments for and against the use of ad blocking services. Those in favour believe that ad blockers are necessary to ease the navigation and… Read More

German underground bunker refitted as low-oxygen, low-staff nuclear-proof data centre

A German company has repurposed a nuclear bunker from the 1960s as a data centre. IT Vision Technology (ITVT Group) has spent two years adapting the Erwin bunker in Germany’s Börfink municipality into a secured facility 98 miles from the international network hub at Frankfurt. The technological core of the new Erwin bunker has been… Read More

VMware launches German data centre focused on data sovereignty

As Switzerland is to banking, it seems increasingly that Germany will be to inviolable data storage. In 2015 virtualisation tech giant VMware will bring a new German data centre online, the latest company to join the growing trend for German data centres that protect their contents from falling into the purview of other countries. Germany… Read More

Germany to develop national cloud, protecting its data from foreign espionage

Following reports of NSA surveillance programs targeting German telecommunications, Microsoft Germany has announced its plans to develop cloud technologies which would only be offered nationally. In its efforts to protect customers against foreign hacks Microsoft Germany revealed that it is looking to work on the new technology to encourage better data protection strategy. Christian Illek,… Read More