Posts Tagged ‘German’

iPhone 5 reportedly started in mass production for German carrier taking preorders

Wednesday, September 7, 2011 9:17 No Comments

Several sites are reporting that Foxconn and Pegatron have already started mass production of Apple’s upcoming iPhone 5.  Japanese tech site Macotakara reports that iOS 5 is still not ready, so the new iPhones are being stocked without the OS for now. The news comes as no surprise, since the iPhone 5 is supposed to launch in weeks, exactly when is anyone’s guess. However, Deutsche Telekom is already accepting preorders for the unannounced phone. The company believes the move will let it plan the launch a bit better and eliminate supply bottlenecks. Since Germany is one of few western countries to still have a solvent economy, it is probably a good idea to anticipate high demand. In rel

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Facebook ‘Like’ button now banned in German state

Monday, August 22, 2011 16:25 No Comments

The German state of Schleswig-Holstein has ordered organizations to remove the Facebook ‘Like’ button from their websites and shut down fan pages. The Independent Center for Privacy Protection (ULD) says it’s taken the measure because information on ‘Likes’ is sent back to Facebook in the US and used to create a personal profile, contravening Germany’s tight privacy laws. “Whoever visits facebook.com or uses a plug-in must expect that he or she will be tracked by the company for two years. Facebook builds a broad individual and for members even a personalised profile,” says the ULD in a statement. “Such a profiling infringes German and Eu

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