Hass Hilft!

Wir präsentieren: HASS HILFT – die erste unfreiwillige Online-Spenden-Aktion. Und so geht’s: Wir wandeln jeden menschenverachtenden Kommentar in eine SPENDE VON 1 EURO um. Heißt: Je mehr Hasskommentare, desto mehr Euro. Und diese Spenden gehen nicht irgendwohin. Sondern an Flüchtlingsprojekte der „Aktion Deutschland Hilft“ und an „EXIT-Deutschland“, eine Initiative gegen Rechts.


IT Art

To decorate his room, my son has created some paintings of various IT products / projects. I think they worked out pretty well.

BBC’s list of pages de-indexed through Europe’s “right to be forgotten”

A European court has given citizens of the EU the possibility to have links to (negative) articles removed from search engine indexes. The original articles are not affected, so this “right to be forgotten” is mainly a “right to be hidden”.

News websites are not search engines, so this right does not apply to them. For this reason the BBC made a list of all their articles that have been removed from google under “the right to be forgotten”.

We are doing this primarily as a contribution to public policy. We think it is important that those with an interest in the “right to be forgotten” can ascertain which articles have been affected by the ruling. We hope it will contribute to the debate about this issue. We also think the integrity of the BBC’s online archive is important and, although the pages concerned remain published on BBC Online, removal from Google searches makes parts of that archive harder to find.

The pages affected by delinking may disappear from Google searches, but they do still exist on BBC Online. David Jordan, the BBC’s Director of Editorial Policy and Standards, has written a blog post which explains how we view that archive as “a matter of historic public record” and, thus, something we alter only in exceptional circumstances. The BBC’s rules on deleting content from BBC Online are strict; in general, unless content is specifically made available only for a limited time, the assumption is that what we publish on BBC Online will become part of a permanently accessible archive. To do anything else risks reducing transparency and damaging trust.


A note from wikipedia: The right to be forgotten is distinct from the right to privacy, due to the distinction that the right to privacy constitutes information that is not publicly known, whereas the right to be forgotten involves removing information that was publicly known at a certain time and not allowing third parties to access the information.

Anti-Booing technology for the Eurovision Song Contest

Since we are not allowed to criticize a country anymore if it invades its neighbors:

Organizers of this year’s Eurovision Song Contest are installing special anti-booing technology in anticipation that Russia’s entry may get a hostile reception at the event this Saturday.

The ESC is there to promote a happy, peaceful Europe and if it can’t achieve its goals, opponents will be silenced. At least this behavior is following a good ol’ Russian tradition:


Do Not Track: revolutionary mashup documentary about Web privacy

Do Not Track is a personalized documentary series about privacy and the web economy. If you share data with us, we’ll show you what the web knows about you.

This documentary series will explore how information about you is collected and used. Every two weeks, we will release a personalized episode that explores a different aspect of how the modern web is increasingly a space where our movements, our speech and our identities are recorded and tracked.

We want to explore what this means to you, your family and your friends. From our mobile phones to social networks, personalized advertising to big data, each episode will have a different focus, a different voice and a different look.