5. February 2013
Today the Safer Internet Day 2013 is taking place. It is the tenth edition of the event that pays attention to threats on the Internet. The aim of the EU-launched day is to make the Internet a safer place especially for children and teenagers.
This year the Federal Association for Information Technology, Telecommunications and New Media, BITKOM, has listed ten of the most serious Internet threats:
- Drive-by-Downloads of malware
- Trojans / Worms
- Attacks on databases and websites
- Virus kits
- Data loss
- Rogueware/ Scareware
5. November 2012
Whoever is active on the internet, whether on Facebook, Twitter, or by commenting in forums and blogs should always exactly consider what is posted. Anyone, who publicly posts statements on the internet that are intended for the general public, cannot assert a right to be forgotten. This is supported by a recent verdict that makes a termination without notice of a 26-year-old trainee after an insult on Facebook legal.
The dismissed trainee has described his employer as slave driver and exploiter. The judges confirmed with their verdict that insults on social networks justify terminations without notice. It also shows that a warning or a few serious words are just not enough. read more »
13. September 2012
Those who have met online will be a couple much earlier, will move in together much earlier and will have children much earlier than other couples do. This is the result of a study of online and offline romantic relationships by the online dating site Parship.
Relationships that started over the internet are said to become serious much earlier than those that started by meeting in pubs, through mutual friends, or at work.
The following figures are convincing:
Two thirds of all couples that have met online, move in together within the first twelve months. 37 percent of the online couples get married within the first year of their relationship. And up to the first child it takes on average just 2.5 years. read more »