In the dynamic landscape of online platforms, a term has recently emerged that describes a trajectory all too familiar yet often unspoken: enshittification. This term, though laced with humor, soberly… Read More »The Downward Spiral: Understanding Enshittification in Online Platforms
We are starting 2024 full of enthusiasm with our New Year’s resolutions. Alongside financial and sporting goals, one of the most common resolutions is certainly to take more time to… Read More »Digitalisation, AI, Open Source, Data Protection & Co. – 6 Book Tips for the New Year
On April 21, 2021, the European Union (EU) proposed new artificial intelligence (AI) legislation called the EU Artificial Intelligence (AI) Act or the European AI Regulation. This proposed legislation is… Read More »The European AI Regulation – Pros & Cons
Today we celebrate with the Free Software Community the ‘I Love Free Software Day (#ILoveFS)‘. Free, Open Source Software (FOSS) enriches our lives every day and makes an important contribution… Read More »‘I Love Free Software Day’ – Is Free Software more important than ever before?
The acquisition of the social network Twitter by billionaire Elon Musk inspired us to write a blogpost about the social role of social media. In our blog post on microtargeting,… Read More »Twitter, Facebook & Co. – Pros & Cons of Social Media
Anyone who has ever worked productively with end devices in any way has encountered the “big five” of the big tech companies, i.e. Google, Amazon, Meta (formerly Facebook), Apple and… Read More »Digital office without Microsoft, Google & Co.
For several years now, the consensus in IT security has been that the simple login procedure with name and password alone is neither up-to-date nor secure enough for an increasingly… Read More »More Security through Multi-Factor Authentication
The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) has been in force in the European Union, Iceland, Lichtenstein and Norway for more than 4 years. Since then, this regulation has set a… Read More »European Courts increasingly insist on Compliance with the GDPR