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Germany hails on Hydra
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Wednesday, 06 April 2022 11:18

Germany hails on Hydra


Russian darknet marketplace shuttered 

German authorities shut down the server infrastructure for the Russian darknet marketplace Hydra, seizing €23 million (~$25.2 million USD) worth of Bitcoin in the process, Germany’s Federal Crime Police Office (BKA) announced.

Putin ensures German gas dependence by turning off wind turbines
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You see you need us

Tsar Putin’s rampaging hacker hordes shut down 5,800 wind turbines in central Europe to remind them how shaky their green power plans are and how much they need Russian gas.

Germany sends confused messages on semi-conductor industry
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Thwarts take over while promises to spend cash

Germany appears to be sending mixed messages about its technology strategy after promising cash while thwarting a local take over.

Germans to have first driverless train
Published in Transportation
Tuesday, 12 October 2021 12:09

Germans to have first driverless train


Make sure they will run on time

German rail operator Deutsche Bahn and industrial group Siemens on Monday unveiled the world's first automated, driverless train in the city of Hamburg.

Tame Apple Press declares war on Germany
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Thursday, 09 September 2021 11:45

Tame Apple Press declares war on Germany


Reports negative Apple story alongside a Pegasus story

The Tame Apple Press was so furious that the German government attacked its favourite company over its plans to scan its cloud for kiddie porn, that it has released the story alongside one where German police admit to using Pegasus software.

Germany badly hit by Microsoft flaw
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Thursday, 11 March 2021 10:56

Germany badly hit by Microsoft flaw


60,000 systems

More than 60,000 computer systems in Germany were exposed to a flaw that allows unauthorised users to access systems in Microsoft's email software, the head of its cybersecurity watchdog said on Wednesday.

Germans take down illegal darknet market place
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Wednesday, 13 January 2021 13:00

Germans take down illegal darknet market place


Operator arrested

German prosecutors have taken down what they believe was the biggest illegal marketplace on the darknet and arrested its suspected operator.

Tesla's wiper controls banned in Germany
Published in Transportation
Wednesday, 05 August 2020 12:15

Tesla's wiper controls banned in Germany


Road hazard

Tesla's wiper controls through its touchscreen have been ruled illegal in Germany after someone crashed their Model 3 while using them and fought a fine and driving ban through the court system.

34 percent of Germans want hydrogen vehicles
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Because hydrogen worked so well in a vehicle the last time the Germans tried it

A study shows that 72 percent  of Germans would opt for a vehicle with alternative propulsion if the price was not higher than that of a conventional combustion engine.

Germans say Facebook abused position to illegally harvest user data
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Bad day for Zuckerberg

Germany's top court ruled on Tuesday that Facebook had abused its dominance in social media to illegally harvest data about its users.