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Google-Suche & Wettbewerbsrecht

Google got rich from your data. DuckDuckGo is fighting back – In July 2018, Google was fined €4.34 billion for limiting search on Android phones. Almost two years later, its rivals claim little has changed and the company is as dominant as ever. – From this summer, when you set up a new Android phone or tablet in Europe, you will be presented with an extra step: a choice screen to select your default search engine. … he choice screen appears in the wake of the European Commission fining Google €4.34 billion (£3.81bn) for breaching EU antitrust rules. … Being big isn’t illegal, but the European Commission says dominant companies have a ’special responsibility‘ not to abuse their powerful market position by restricting competition. … Chief among those set to benefit is DuckDuckGo, a US-based search engine founded in 2008 by CEO Gabriel Weinberg. … It was in 2014 that DuckDuckGo also made its first profit; it’s been profitable ever since, and the company forecasts it will pass the $100 million revenue barrier for the first time in 2020 (thought this may be affected by the Covid-19 pandemic).“


DuckDuckGo & Apple: Traumpaar?

Apple should buy search engine DuckDuckGo to limit reliance on Google, analyst says – Bernstein analyst Toni Sacconaghi in a note to investors this week investigated a theoretical Apple acquisition of search engine DuckDuckGo, saying the tech giant could stand to benefit from major platform gains with minimal impact to its bottom line. … Currently, Google pays between $7 billion and $8 billion a year to be the default search engine for iOS and Siri, the analyst estimates. That figure equates to approximately 30% of an estimated $25 billion in ad revenue Google generates from Apple devices. … ‚To be certain, we doubt an Apple-owned DuckDuckGo could ever generate profits sufficient to make back the $7 billion to $8 billion a year currently paid by Google,‘ Sacconaghi writes. ‚Nevertheless, Apple would still likely be better off than a worst-case scenario where it had no backup, and Google or Microsoft (one or the other) withdrew from the bidding process altogether.'“


Neues Twitter Verification System

Twitter to launch a revamped verification system with publicly documented guidelines – Twitter is developing a new in-app system for requesting verification, according to a recent finding from reverse engineer Jane Manchun Wong, which Twitter has since confirmed. The discovery involves an added ‚Request Verification‘ option that appears in a redesigned account settings screen. This feature is not launched to the public, Twitter says. …Twitter will also publicly document what qualifies a Twitter user to be verified. The hope is that with more clarity and transparency around the process, people will understand why the company makes the choices it does.“


Verschlüsselung & Strafverfolgung

„Missbrauchsfall Münster: Die Crux der Verschlüsselung – Normalerweise sind wir froh, dass Verschlüsselung heute so einfach geht: WhatsApp öffnen, Chat starten, abhörsicher kommunizieren – denn die Ende-zu-Ende-Verschlüsselung in WhatsApp und anderen Messengern gilt als nahezu unknackbar. … Verschlüsselung ist auch der Grund, wieso die Polizei im aktuellen Missbrauchsfall in Münster über ein Jahr gebraucht hat, um vorhandenes Beweismaterial (Festplatten mit unvorstellbaren Mengen an Fotos und Videos von Missbrauchsopfern) auswerten zu können. … Schneller geht das Knacken von Verschlüsselung nur, wenn Anhaltspunkte vorliegen – oder es im Programm eine Hintertür gibt, etwa in einem Verschlüsselungs-Algorithmus. Immer wieder kommt in der Politik die Forderung auf, einen ‚Generalschlüssel‘ für Ermittler vorzusehen. Doch solche Maßnahmen sind aus gutem Grund umstritten, denn Hintertüren oder Generalschlüssel würden zweifellos missbraucht. Etwa von Kriminellen, Betrügern, aber auch Staaten. Das würde die Sicherheit und auch das Vertrauen in Verschlüsselung enorm einschränken.“


PLURV: Fakenews & Verleugnung

„Fünf Desinformations-Tricks, die jeder kennen sollte – Covid-19 ist nicht schlimmer als die normale Grippe? Bill Gates hat die Coronakrise erfunden? Die Leugner wissenschaftlicher Erkenntnisse verwenden immer wieder dieselben Methoden, um ihr Laienpublikum zu verführen. … [D]ie Leugner wissenschaftlicher Erkenntnisse verwenden immer wieder dieselben fünf Tricks, um ihr Laienpublikum zu verführen. … Das griffige Schlagwort für die fünf Tricks lautet PLURV: Pseudoexperten, Logikfehler, unerfüllbare Erwartungen, Rosinenpickerei, Verschwörungsmythen“


„Denialism: what is it and how should scientists respond? – Black is white and white is black – HIV does not cause AIDS. The world was created in 4004 BCE. Smoking does not cause cancer. And if climate change is happening, it is nothing to do with man-made CO2 emissions. Few, if any, of the readers of this journal will believe any of these statements. Yet each can be found easily in the mass media. … Whatever the motivation, it is important to recognize denialism when confronted with it. The normal academic response to an opposing argument is to engage with it, testing the strengths and weaknesses of the differing views, in the expectations that the truth will emerge through a process of debate. However, this requires that both parties obey certain ground rules, such as a willingness to look at the evidence as a whole, to reject deliberate distortions and to accept principles of logic. A meaningful discourse is impossible when one party rejects these rules. Yet it would be wrong to prevent the denialists having a voice. Instead, we argue, it is necessary to shift the debate from the subject under consideration, instead exposing to public scrutiny the tactics they employ and identifying them publicly for what they are. An understanding of the five tactics listed above provides a useful framework for doing so.“