Germany

first_img GermanyEurope – Central Asia June 19, 2003 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Germany RSF_en May 31, 2021 Find out more News – The German Association to Protect Electronic Rights (FITUG) (in German) – The federal government The Internet For All programme launched in 2000 by Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder is a big reason for the broad success of the Internet, but this concerted effort is accompanied by strict laws.A July 1996 law requires ISPs to give the secret services access to their Internet traffic and one in August 1997 makes them responsible for the content of the sites they host, although only if they are aware of it. The G-10 law, which limits protection of communications, was amended in 2001. ISPs were asked to give the secret services every facility to monitor or intercept national or international electronic or voice communications. The ISPs were also strongly advised to “police” the content of websites. The law includes a long and generalised list of crimes justifying Internet surveillance covering not only suspects but anyone who might have had contact with them.The 11 September attacks led to an anti-terrorist law pushed through parliament by interior minister Otto Schily at the end of 2001. The Telecommunications Interception Order, which came into force in January 2002, allows intelligence officials and police to access traffic records stored in digital form, including details of services used by customers, e-mail exchanges, data enabling senders or users to be identified and the records of telecommunications firms.Twenty or so civil rights, freedom of expression and personal data protection organisations formed a coalition to condemn such surveillance. They said the law would not stop terrorism and criticised the legal concept behind the measures. The media revealed in June 2001 that the government had allowed the country to become a link in the US Echelon electronic spy network. The Bavarian daily paper Merkur, which published a US military intelligence report, said the US base at Bad Aibling (Bavaria) housed one of Echelon’s biggest European electronic monitoring and interception centres, after the US base at Menwith Hill, in Britain. It enabled the US to spy on e-mails sent from much of Europe, including all the former Soviet bloc.The disclosure caused an especially big stir in Germany because the country was not a signatory of the UKUSA agreement, which organises the sharing out of surveillance work between the US, Britain, Canada, Australia and New Zealand.The North Westphalia provincial authorities began compiling a blacklist of websites in October 2001 and asked more than 80 local ISPs to block access to them using software developed by the firms Bocatel, Intranet and Webwasher. On 8 February 2002, for example, they asked for two US-based neo-Nazi websites to be blocked. The German Association to Protect Electronic Rights (FITUG) and many Internet users have protested at this censorship, which affects communication infrastructures themselves more than it does the authors of website material that violates the Constitution or human rights. Internet users fear the filtering will be extended to other parts of the Web. The blocks are easily got round by accessing the sites from another province in Germany. to go further News Receive email alerts Follow the news on Germany RSF asks Germany to let Myanmar journalist Mratt Kyaw Thu apply for asylum News Organisation June 2, 2021 Find out more GermanyEurope – Central Asia LINKS: Use the Digital Services Act to make democracy prevail over platform interests, RSF tells EU Help by sharing this information German BND Act: A missed opportunity for press freedom News March 30, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

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Football Friday-Week #6 (9-27)

first_imgWRBI Area High School Football Friday Games.On the radio, The Batesville Bulldogs will travel to Lawrenceburg to take on The Tigers and on the web, The East Central Trojans host The South Dearborn Knights.Kickoff for both games will be at 7.  WRBI’s coverage starts at 6 with our Countdown To Kickoff.Other area games.Greensburg at Franklin County.Milan hosts Indian Creek.North Deactur hosts Eastern Hancock.South Decatur at Indy Park Tudor.We will keep you up to date with the games tonight.last_img

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