Our message against chatcontrol in the EU

The ePrivacy Derogation planned in the EU is an unprecedented attack on our electronic privacy of correspondence. And it is completely unsuitable for the supposed good purpose – combating child abuse. Sometimes you have the impression of being a little crazy. You read...

Corona apps – is trust good?

New apps are being developed in an attempt to get the Covid-19 pandemic under control and restore a halfway normal life. Sewn with a hot needle, these apps could become a disaster. The good news is: Trustworthy solutions are in sight and might serve as a blueprint in...

Why sexting is perfectly normal behaviour – and should be protected

49 to 88 Percent. Thats the figure. It’s the amount of average people that exchange intimate, sexually explicit content online. Sending hot images and sexting via messengers, chats, dating platforms. So much for “I have nothing to hide“. Does that surprise us? Not...

Our data belong to us – don’t they? About data ownership

The question of who owns the data treasure we have created, who is allowed to process it and why that is so, has not been answered to date. Some people think that it’s even better that way: That data ownership was Pandora’s box, the beginning of the end. Here are a...

The thing about surveillance cameras

Surveillance cameras are supposed to bring us more security. This promise is only partly being fulfilled. Also, however, there is a thin line that turns the camera into a perpetrator, a totalitarian instrument. This is about why we should prevent and punish the...

Do we need a declaration of digital human rights?

Dealing with this subject, I found a recent panel discussion from the Web Summit 2018, that covers exactly this issue. It serves very well to point out the positions and set a few common misunderstandings straight (though you don’t need to see it to read this...