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Dear Newsletter Reader,

we are very pleased to present you our monthly newsletter in September. Thank you for your interest!

In our Open Tech Newsletter we would like to support our goal of an open, digital society by informing about digital topics and pointing out events - everything around open source, privacy and data protection.

You can actively participate! If you have a comment or a topic suggestion (also for our blog), we are happy to hear from you at any time.

Newsletter Topics

  1. Current Developments & News
  2. ViOffice - Behind the scenes
  3. Conferences & Events
  4. What did you think of this newsletter?

Current Developments & News

European Media uncover Network of Chat Control Lobby

A broad network of tech companies, foundations, security agencies and PR agencies lobbies for chat control at the highest EU level. Research by several European media now reveals the multi-million dollar connections.
More: Recherchen decken Netzwerk der Chatkontrolle-Lobby auf -

AI Writing Detectors do Not Work

OpenAI confinrms that no writing detectors can "reliably distinguish between AI-generated and human-generated content."
More: OpenAI confirms that AI writing detectors don't work -

Germany's new National Data Strategy - Recognising data potential

The new National Data Strategy of Germany aims to use the potential of generated data more effectively, strengthen digital innovation, and improve competitiveness.
More: New data strategy: German government recognises untapped data potential -

Cars collect Extensive Personal Data on Drivers

Mozilla Foundation studied 25 car brands and found some collecting data on "sexual activity" and "political opinions".
More: From sex life to politics: car driver data grab presents 'privacy nightmare', says study - The Guardian

Criticism of EU-US Data Privacy Framework

The EU Commission has approved a new data protection agreement between the USA and the EU. It is already the third attempt, after two previous regulations were overturned by the European Court of Justice. But once again, a lawsuit is on the horizon.
More: European Commission gives EU-US data transfers third round at CJEU - noyb

ViOffice - Behind the Scenes

ViOffice Core: Now GRATIS for accounts with up to 3GB

In case you have not noticed, we revamped our price modeling for our cloud solution ViOffice Core. The service is now completely for free for accounts with an upper storage limit of 3GB. That's plenty of space for working collaboratively on documents, chatting with collegues and organizing yourself using the integrated task boards, calendars and so much more!

Discount code: OpenTech10

Whether it's a complete home office platform in the cloud, privacy-protecting web analytics or exclusive Collabora online office hosting, ViOffice offers a variety of useful tools in a straightforward subscription model. Use the discount code OpenTech10 to save 10% on any subscription for 6 months!
Of course, the monthly cancellation period still applies.

ViOffice Blog:

In our blog, we want to get involved in current discussions, create social awareness for digital topics such as open source, free software, data protection and privacy, and transparently communicate internal processes to you. We also address aspects such as social and environmental sustainability in the context of digitalization. This month we published one new article on our blog:

Conferences & Events

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