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Anonyme Prepaid-Karten

„Der Staat darf den anonymen Kauf von Prepaid-Karten verbieten – Patrick Breyer von der Piratenpartei kämpft für ein Recht auf anonyme Prepaid-Karten. Am Europäischen Gerichtshof für Menschenrechte ist er damit aber nun gescheitert. … 2004 hatte die damalige rot-grüne Bundesregierung mit der Novelle des Telekommunikationsgesetzes (TKG) eine entsprechende Pflicht eingeführt. Abgefragt und gespeichert werden müssen seither Rufnummer, Name, Anschrift und Geburtsdatum des Kunden sowie das Datum des Vertragsbeginns. … Eine Beschwerde der beiden wies das Bundesverfassungsgericht in diesem Punkt 2012 ab, die Breyers riefen deshalb den EGMR an. Siebeneinhalb Jahre dauerte es dann von der Eingabe der Beschwerde bis zur heutigen Entscheidung. Sie lautet: Der Zwang, sich beim Kau von Prepaid-Karten zu identifizieren, stelle keine Verletzung von Artikel 8 – dem Recht auf Achtung des Privat- und Familienlebens – der Europäischen Menschenrechtskonvention dar. … [Breyer empfiehlt nun] ‚jedem, der seine Privatsphäre schützen möchte, die Nutzung anonymer Prepaid-Karten aus EU-Ländern wie den Niederlanden und Dänemark‘.“

Spiegel

Politiknews im Netz

Facebook and Twitter are least trusted in social media for political news – 59% of adults distrust Facebook, the worst showing among major social media sites, according to the Pew Research Center. Twitter was second worst with 48% followed by Instagram at 42%. … The findings come as social media companies struggle to control misinformation, spam, and propaganda on their sites. They’ve also been scrutinized for allowing Russians to disseminate political propaganda during the 2016 U.S. presidential election.“

Fortune

OpenAI setzt auf PyTorch

OpenAI goes all-in on Facebook’s Pytorch machine learning framework – In what might only be perceived as a win for Facebook, OpenAI today announced that it will migrate to the social network’s PyTorch machine learning framework in future projects, eschewing Google’s long-in-the-tooth TensorFlow platform. OpenAI is the San Francisco-based AI research firm cofounded by CTO Greg Brockman, chief scientist Ilya Sutskever, Elon Musk, and others, with backing from luminaries like LinkedIn cofounder Reid Hoffman and former Y Combinator president Sam Altman. In a blog post, the company cited PyTorch’s efficiency, scalability, and adoption as the reasons for its decision.“

VentureBeat

Amazon-Quartalszahlen

Amazon reports $87.4 billion in Q4 2019 revenue: AWS up 34%, subscriptions up 32%, and ‚other‘ up 41% – Amazon today reported earnings for its fourth fiscal quarter of 2019, including revenue of $87.4 billion, net income of $3.3 billion, and earnings per share of $6.47 (compared to revenue of $72.4 billion, net income of $3.0 billion, and earnings per share of $6.04 in Q4 2018). North American sales were up 22% to $53.6 billion, while international sales grew 14% to $23.8 billion. … Finally, Amazon’s ‚other‘ category, which mostly covers the company’s advertising business, was up 41% to $4.78 billion in revenue. The company knows plenty about what its customers want to buy, or even don’t want to buy, and it’s increasingly leveraging that for its advertising business. In its release, Amazon noted that during the holiday season, the best selling Amazon devices were Echo Dot, Fire TV Stick 4K with Alexa Voice Remote, and Echo Show 5. But in typical Amazon style, it didn’t share exact sales figures for those products.“

VentureBeat

Apple Maps renoviert

Apple’s redesigned Maps app is available across the US, adds real-time transit for Miami – The redesigned app will include more accurate information overall as well as comprehensive views of roads, buildings, parks, airports, malls and other public places. It will also bring Look Around to more cities and real-time transit to Miami. … [Eddie Cue:] ‚We look forward to bringing this new map to the rest of the world starting with Europe later this year‘.“

TechCrunch

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