Eu commission: apple distorts the competition at streaming subscriptions

The EU Commission accuses Apple unfair competition in his App Store. Apple disadvantaged other providers of Musikstreaming Apps, explained competition commissarin Margrethe Vestager on Friday based on premier findings of an investigation. The Commission believes, among other things, that the selling of subscriptions in the apps over Apple’s payment platform must be handled and thus competitors are hindered.

The Commission’s investigation was totled in Marz 2019 by a complaint of the Music Treaming Market Spotify, which competes with Apple Music. In June last year, the Commission then initiated an antitrust examination. In this procedure, she has officially authorized Apple her sight. Thus, the competitive helps go the next step of an antitrust examination. Apple now first has the opportunity to reply.

Gatekeeper and competitors

The competition herd showed the worried that Apple users had to pay for Musikstreaming subscriptions or could not buy some subscriptions in their apps. They also came to their premier findings that Apple has a dominant market position in the distribution of music streaming applications in the App Store. The Group is at the same time "Gatekeeper" and competitor with his own service Apple Music, emphasized Vestor.

Bjarne strouffup lotes careering of his programming language c ++

Bjarne Strouffup, the 69-year-old Danish inventors of C ++, has the development of its 2006 programming language (your 21. Birthday) still recapitulated in an essay. The starting point of the contribution is the observation that the programming language C ++ has always adapted quickly new functions, without intervening with the historically grown language scope. For example, C ++ 2006 still had numerous elements from the 1970s with an onboard.

C ++: thrive in a digital world in transition

Under the title "Thriving in A Crowded and Changing World (thrive in a dense, commend to the world): C ++ 2006-2020" Lotes Strouffup, such as C ++ from a relatively simple combination of languages C and Simula for the hardware near system programming of the 1980s "developed for a far more complex and more effective tool for a bandwidth of applications" have.

The Community of the C ++ developers, according to Strouffup of then (2006), has grown around 3 million to around 4.5 million today. During this time, new programming models, new hardware architectures and new fields of application, developed many well-financed and professionally marketed programming languages about market share.

Ios 15 co: the apple updates come on these iphones, ipads and macs

Apple also supports alter hardware with coarse system updates: iOS 15 can be installed on all iPhones where iOS 14 is also running out of the system requirements published by Apple. The cover reaches back to the iPhone 6S and 6S plus from 2015, including the iPhone SE of the first generation (2016) can be updated on iOS 15.

At iPados 15 moves Apple as follows: The new version of the tablet operating system attached for autumn is compatible with all iPad Pro generations, the iPad from the Feden Generation, the iPad Mini from 4 and the iPad Air from 2, that’s enough Back to rates with year 2014.

Apple introduces IOS 15 (WWDC 2021) (Source: Apple)

Federal competition computer science: the winners of the 38. Issue are fixed

They had to survive two rounds to reach the final. Now it was time and the 23 finalists were stepping on a place as a winner of the federal competition computer science. The competition was oriented to the 38. Times, from the Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nurnberg (Fau) – for the first time, however digital.

In total, 1462 Schuleren and Schuler had already started more than a year to convince as a young talent. They had to write programs for the ideal planting of flowerbeds and secure the energy supply of a robot. In the final round, they also had to spend talking with experts and within a given time two computer science problems in the team loose. One of the tasks affected the logic behind the "Swiss system" For carrying out of shaft tournaments, in the second task, they had to write protocols for the secure and locked exchange of news. "Knowledge and skills of the finalists have also shown this year that the federal competition computer science creates it again and again to discover top talents", says the chairman of the jury, prof. Dr. Christoph Weidenbach.

Awarded as a Bundessieger on this Friday: Niclas Dern (17 years old) from Freiburg, Nicholas Button (17 years old) from Koln, Alexander Rahlff (18 years old) from Neubiberg, Tim Rohde (18 years old) from Marburg, Simon Skade (17 years old) from Berlin and Yorick Zeschke (17 years old) from Berlin. The six young talents receive a prize money in the amount of 750 euros, and they are added to the Studienstiftung of the German people. Simon Skade has also been awarded the Ingo Wegener Prize because of its outstanding performance.

Supply chain law: eu parliament urges 'fair' it'faire' it ​'faire' it ​

In a decleation adopted on Wednesday with a clear majority, the EU Parliament for a Strict European Supply Chain Act. This will make companies be held liable if they violate human rights, environmental standards and good corporation. 504 MPs voted for the initiative, 79, 112 contained.

Binding EU rules on due diligence are intended to determine companies according to the resolution to determine all aspects of their value chain including indirect business relationships and investment chains. If they are due to detrimental impact on human rights, employee protection or the environment, for example, by a negative contribution to climate change or for deforestation, they had to fix them. The same should apply to corruption and bribery.

Hard sanctions

The due diligence should cover the entire value chain, desire the people’s representatives. They also have to apply for all major corporations in the European market as well as for small and medium-sized enterprises, which are borsenated or in high-risk sectors such as raw material extraction and the textile industry. For off, hard sanctions should grab. Parliament wants to open victims of human rights violations or environmental and climate damage also the way to civil reception.

Dsgvo: eu mep tumbled better privacy enforcement

The Committee on Bourgever Lavards, Justice and Home Affairs of the EU Parliament calls for an effective enforcement of the Data Protection Basic Regulation (DSGVO). Above all, the deputies drives that many supervisors in the EU do not have sufficient personnel, technical and financial resources to fulfill their duties and effectively expand their powers. The control instances should be able to process a growing number of resource-intensive and complex trap quickly and generally.

Ireland and Luxembourg in the sights

In a decisive design adopted on Tuesday with 41 to 2 votes at 24 abstentions, the body appeals mainly to the Irish and Luxembourg privacy habits to accelerate their current investigations in important cases. Above all, the Irish Data Protection Commission (DPC) is considered chronic understaff and biased and is only slow in the coarse international procedures initiated by it. It is designed for internet corporations like Facebook, Google and Twitter, as they have their European headquarters in Ireland.

Among other things, the Luxembourg Prufters include proceedings against Amazon. First Bubgelden had actually been given 2020, but it came here to delays. In Germany, the Data Protection Officer of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Heinz Muller, over an inappropriate staffing system complains. He was therefore leaving the SPD at the end of 2019. The controller had applied for their own information on the 21 existing locations 13 more to forcend the new tasks linked to the DSGVO, but no approved.

Corona documentary videos: at some point, people paint

Empty straws and parks, snakes in front of supermarkets, lonely days, unexpected children: The Corona-Lockdown in the spring of the year was putting many people into an emergency state. An unusual film about the as unacusful time and its balancing has put together the Easter-Rich Art Project #Cight Experiment.

Comic and tragic close to each other

From more than 1500 submitted mobile phone videos, the artists cut the "Corona_Rolle". Around 500 people offered private recordings from Marz to June – from Bizarre to Banal and a historical time document, such as the director and artistic director Elisabeth Scharlang named it.

"Somehow you realize the weird and the tragic, that’s so close to each other", said Scharlang the German Press Agency in Vienna. "I ame that people have made things in these Lockdown weeks who have never made them, quite sure before before, and the interesting thing is that they have held on video, why always."

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Renewable energies covers 2020 almost half of the power consumption

Renewable energies such as wind and solar power have covered almost half of the power consumption in Germany this year. Concretely, the proportion of electricity from wind, photovoltaics, biomass and other regenerative energy carriers was a good 46 percent of gross electricity consumption, such as premium calculations of the center for solar energy and hydrogen research Baden-Wurttemberg and the Federal Association of Energy and Water Management showed. Last year, he was 42.5 percent. One reason for the increasing portion of the okostrom is based on the electricity consumption falling through the Corona pandemic. Goods this year as much electricity as consumed in 2019, renewable energies had covered a good 44 percent of electricity consumption.

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Cyber attacks against US ministries – Moscow under suspicion

According to various media reports, hackers should have attacked the financial and commercial ministry as well as other US resorts. The Washington Post reported hackers with links to Russian intelligence service are responsible for the attacks. It is unclear what information was abandoned. The cyberattacks lasted for months. These are the same hackers who had attacked the IT security company Fireeye, the US resists often turn on when cyberataps. Fireeye had announced last Tuesday, at the attack was also stolen attack software, with which the company usually tests the defense systems of his customers.

C't archive 2020 with new software't archive 2020 with new software

Among other things, the C’t annual subscription plus contains the possibility of downloading article archives with entire vendors and installing locally. Our software for displaying and browsing the local archive had come to the years. The associated navigator software ran only under Windows, for Macos and Linux there were only search tools.

For the year 2020, we have developed a new archive program from the Berlin company Endava. It uses the Electron Framework and is thus an easy-to-use chromium browser with full-text search and bookmark management for article. He runs on Windows, Macos and Linux. As a bonus, the new archive also contains the year 2020 the C’t ies from 2019. The data is available in HTML format. Also new: Videos about the articles are linked in the archive and can be charged online.

the .ISO file with the archive is 8.3 gigabytes roughly. To download you, you must log on to our site with the account to your Plus subscription and switch to the C’t archive. Please make a choiche “Year 2020” and then “Show all books”. When you are logged in, the download link FURS Annual Archive appears on the litup view. Tie the downloaded .ISO file with a double-click as a drive and open this.

Spyware scandal: nso group blocks states of pegasus use

The controversial NSO Group has now excluded some states at least temporary from the use of their spyware. In any case, an anonymous source from the Israeli company has insured the US news channel NPR opposite. Which and how many customers can not use the spyware currently do not use the employees or the employees. The company itself had after the youngest entreaties of one "Well orchestrated media campaign" spoken and has not responded since then press inquiries, "In order not to be part of this humidician and slanderous campaign". Mid-week government official Buros had visited the company.

In the crossfire of criticism

Although the Spyware business of the NSO Group has been in criticism for years, the debate has started in the criticism, but in mid-July. An international journalist consortium had given publicly that on dozens of smartphones of journalists, human rights companies, whose family gourfactants and managers have been found traces of attacks with the company’s Pegasus software. Pegasus uses security swallowing in smartphone software to gain far-reaching access to data. The numbers belonged to a record with more than 50.000 Phone numbers evaluated by the journalists and journalists. Accordingly, there was even a number of France’s Prasident Emmanuel Macron, in which country there is now an investigation.

While the NSO Group denies the pre-rejects, but Israel’s government recognized the history of the matter. A delegation visited the Buros of the NSO Group in Herzlia near Tel Aviv. What the attendee has acted exactly, the Ministry of Defense has not blaughtered, in the media was even speech by a search. Israel’s Defense Minister Benny Gantz had visited France in parallel and ared his counterpart that the matter is examined with gross seriousness, cited the Guardian. Gantz had therefore defended export licenses for spyware only a few days before, but ared that the customers had to fulfill certain standards.