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Google files privacy complaint over spam emails


Google allows unwanted advertising emails to pass through Gmail, thereby violating a ruling by the European Court of Justice. The Austrian interest group noyb.eu has now filed a data protection complaint.

Google is once again responsible for data protection. Because the Austrian interest group noyb.eu has submitted a data protection complaint to the French data protection authority (CNIL).

The reason is unwanted advertising emails that landed directly in the inbox of Gmail users.

According to noyb.eu, these messages look like regular emails, but are actually advertisements. The users would not have agreed to this.

When commercial emails are sent directly, they are considered direct marketing emails and fall under the ePrivacy Regulation.

ECJ judgment provides basis for the complaint

In its data protection complaint, noyb.eu refers to a CJEU ruling on inbox advertising from 2021. According to this, the use of e-mails for the purpose of direct advertising requires the consent of the users.

Users must expressly agree to this voluntarily. But Google “clearly” ignores this, according to the interest group noyb.eu.

“The Court was pretty clear on this matter: if it looks like an email, smells like an email, then it’s an email. It seems that Google is ignoring this and continues to send spam to its own users,” says noyb.eu legal trainee Eliška Andrš.

Good spam, bad spam

In particular, Noyb.eu accuses the Alphabet subsidiary of distinguishing between two types of spam. External spam messages are “successfully” transported to the spam folder by Google. However, spam messages from Google would end up directly in the inbox.

The group thus gives the impression that users have subscribed to these messages. “Although in reality there is no consent from the users.”

Spam is commercial email sent without consent. And it’s illegal. Spam is not legal because it is generated by an email provider.

It would not be the first CNIL penalty for Google

Among other things, Noyb.eu turned to the French data protection authority because they could decide directly and impose a fine. This is because the complaint is not based on the GDPR, but on the ePrivacy Directive.

The CNIL also did this in December 2021. At that time, Google was fined 150 million euros for cookie violations. The Alphabet subsidiary had to shell out another 50 million euros because of the lack of a legal basis for personalized advertising.

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Source: https://www.basicthinking.de/blog/2022/08/24/google-datenschutzbeschwerde/

Google boss: “We shouldn’t always equate fun with money”


Sundar Pichai reportedly sounded angry during a staff meeting. Also: Tiktok introduces a dislike button and Elon Musk wants to help the people of Iran.

Rising inflation and interest rates, the prospect of a recession and lower advertising spending have made Google CEO Sundar Pichai more cautious about hiring and spending.
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Good morning! Even during the weekend, work in the digital scene continued in many places.

The top topics:

during a staff meeting Google there was a heated discussion last week, as reported by the US broadcaster CNBC. Employees are said to have asked Alphabet and Google boss Sundar Pichai how he would like to reduce costs and increase productivity. Pichai recently said that he wanted to make Google 20 percent more efficient and that there could be layoffs. Pichai responded to the questions by noting the macroeconomic challenges facing Google and other tech companies.

Pichai reportedly sounded a bit upset during the meeting. When asked, he replied, “I remember when Google was small and shabby,” adding, “We shouldn’t always equate fun with money.” When one employee spoke of “aggressive cost-cutting,” management said, that Google is still planning long-term investments in areas like quantum computing and will continue to pay its employees “at the high end of the market.” [Mehr bei CNBC]

on Founder scene: A speed limit reduces CO₂ emissions and the number of accidents. It is difficult to understand why Germany continues to do without it, says our columnist Don Dahlmann. In his eyes, the opponents behave like US gun buffs. [Mehr bei Gründerszene]

And here are the other headlines of the night and the past few days:

Tiktok introduces a dislike button for user comments. The short-form video app, which is owned by the Chinese company Bytedance is located, tested the function for the first time in the spring. The company announced that this allows them to better identify irrelevant or inappropriate comments. The total number of “dislike” votes will not be displayed publicly, it said. Already last year, the competitor Youtube introduced a similar feature. [Mehr bei The Verge und The Information]

Tesla-boss and SpaceX-CEO Elon Musk now wants to help the people of Iran after his assignment in Ukraine. This is how the Starlink satellite broadband service is to be activated for the Iranians, as Musk announced on Twitter. The US authorities also said that despite the existing sanctions against the country, they wanted to expand Internet access for the population. Iran has been swept by a wave of protests for days after a young woman arrested by vice squads for violating headscarf rules died in custody. The Iranian government has since blocked access to the Internet. [Mehr bei Reuters und Handelsblatt]

Celsius apparently wants to compensate its customers. Funds have been in limbo since the insolvent crypto lender froze withdrawals from its accounts in June. Now a sound recording leaked to the US broadcaster CNBC revealed that there is an unusual plan: The company wants to issue an “IOU” cryptocurrency. In this way, the damage caused should be compensated. [Mehr bei CNBC]

Investments: Hadean, a spatial computing startup, has closed a $30 million Series A funding round. The British firm, which is developing infrastructure for the burgeoning metaverse, is backed by a high-profile group of investors including Epic Games and Tencent. [Mehr bei Techcrunch]

Fanuc According to a report by the “Handelsblatt” wants to expand in Europe and in this way the world market leadership against the competition Cry and ABB defend. The Japanese robot manufacturer, which produces exclusively in Japan, develops industrial robots that are used primarily in the automotive and electronics industries and can, for example, perform high-precision welding work. [Mehr bei Handelsblatt]

Our reading tip on Gründerszene: The oat milk startup Milk of the soccer player Kevin Trapp want it with heavyweights like Oatly and alpro record, tape. Can that work? [Mehr bei Gründerszene]

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Google wants to “vaccinate” against manipulation with videos


Google subsidiary Jigsaw wants to launch an anti-disinformation campaign in the EU. The aim is to take action against false information about refugees from Ukraine in Poland, Slovakia and the Czech Republic. The campaign is based on studies by psychologists from two British universities.

British researchers and a team from Google have found that people who learn how to spot misinformation are generally more skeptical.

In cooperation with the University of Cambridge and the University of Bristol the US company has therefore developed a new approach to expose disinformation before people see it. The program is titled “Pre-Bunking”.

Pre-Bunking: Video clips expose manipulation tactics

Numerous social media platforms were already experimenting with the concept before the US election in 2020. As the New York Times reported, researchers have now presented further findings that prove that “pre-bunking” works.

As part of a recently published study initiated by Google subsidiary Jigsaw, the Cambridge and Bristol researchers produced 90-second video clips debunking the most common manipulation tactics.

Accordingly, the videos, which are cartoon clips, were able to raise the test subjects’ awareness of misinformation. Psychologist Jon Roozenbeek, who is a co-author of the study, told the news outlet Reuters to:

If you tell people what is true and what is false, many people will disagree…but what can be predicted are the techniques used in spreading misinformation, like the Ukraine crisis

Google wants to take action against fake news about refugees from Ukraine

Based on the new findings, Jigsaw wants to start an anti-disinformation campaign in the EU at the end of August 2022. In Poland, Slovakia and the Czech Republic, corresponding videos on YouTube, Facebook, Twitter and Co. will then clean up false information about refugees from Ukraine.

The researchers work together with local scientists and fact-checkers. The short videos are also designed to help people spot emotional manipulation in news headlines and “vaccinate” them against harmful content.

Google: Extension to other countries possible

The campaign will initially run for a month. Beth Goldberg, Research Director at Jigsaw, said, “We are viewing this as a pilot experiment, so there is absolutely no reason why this approach couldn’t be scaled up to other countries.” She added:

“Poland was chosen because that’s where most of the Ukrainian refugees are.” The Czech Republic and Slovakia could in turn serve as pioneers for the whole of Europe. However, pre-bunking is not a panacea. The tactic is often not effective for people with extreme views. It is also difficult to be used in elections, as many have deadlocked beliefs.

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Source: https://www.basicthinking.de/blog/2022/08/25/google-anti-desinformationskampagne-eu/

Sony increases prices due to inflation


Sony is now increasing the prices for its Playstation 5. The group cites difficult economic conditions as the reason. Only the US is exempt from the price increase.

The hype surrounding the Playstation 5 has been enormous since it was released in November 2020. After delivery bottlenecks, harsh criticism of available games and resell trouble, the next setback is now coming. Because Sony is massively increasing the prices for the game console.

50 euros more for the Playstation 5

Selected markets outside the USA are affected by the price increases. The technology group explains this in a blog post.

The company cites the global economic situation as the reason. High inflation rates and unfavorable currency trends are therefore reflected in the price of the Playstation 5 with immediate effect.

Customers in Europe now have to pay around 50 euros more for the console. Thus, the PS5 with Ultra HD Blu-ray drive will cost 549.99 euros in the future. The Digital Edition comes at a price of 449.99 euros.

In addition to Europe, Great Britain, Japan, China, Mexico, Canada and Australia are also affected by Sony’s decision.

Other console providers are also having difficulties

Other game providers are also gnawing at the currently difficult economy. As TechCrunsh reports, Nintendo and Microsoft are reporting a decline in sales.

Piers Harding-Rolls, analyst at Ampere Analysis, comments on the Playstation 5 price increase with consumers in mind.

With inflation and price increases affecting the component supply chain, much of which is priced in US dollars, and persistently high distribution costs, Sony now had to pass on some of those cost increases to meet its hardware profitability goals .

However, Microsoft and Nintendo have not yet increased the prices of their consoles. This could still be an advantage for the tech companies in view of Sony’s decision.

Still delivery bottlenecks for Playstation 5

Not much has changed in the delivery difficulties for the PS5 since 2020. The price increase shouldn’t change that. The decision to do so is described as a difficult one by President and CEO of Sony Interactive Entertainment, Jim Ryan.

While this price increase is a necessity given the current global economic climate and its impact on SIE’s business, our top priority remains improving the PS5 delivery situation so that as many players as possible can experience all that the PS5 offers and beyond will come.

Customers can now buy the Playstation 5 directly via the corresponding company website. In addition, Amazon also maintains an invite list that Prime members can sign up for.

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Source: https://www.basicthinking.de/blog/2022/08/25/playstation-5-sony-erhoeht-die-preise-fuer-die-konsole/

This app promises 30 percent more battery life


Researchers at the University of Essex have developed an app that aims to extend smartphone battery life by up to 30 percent. With the help of artificial intelligence, the so-called EOptomizer is intended to revolutionize an entire industry and help save electricity.

The goals of the developers of the so-called EOptimizer are quite ambitious. With their app, they want nothing less than to revolutionize an entire industry. When it comes to their application, the researchers at the British University of Essex like to talk about a groundbreaking development.

If used across the board, the EOptimizer should not only extend the life of numerous electronic devices, but also reduce CO2 emissions to a considerable extent. The developers now want to win over well-known manufacturers such as Nokia or Huawei.

EOptimizer aims to extend battery life and reduce CO2 emissions

With the help of AI-based software, the app is intended to extend the battery life and thus the service life of smartphones, tablets and the like. According to the researchers, this would in turn lead to a reduction in CO2 emissions. Because consumers would then have to buy new devices less often.

Project leader Amit Singh from the School of Computer Science and Electronic Engineering in Essex said: “We hope that this app will help improve people’s lives, save money and protect the environment.” He added:

This is the first step on a journey that will hopefully result in our app ending up in the hands of consumers around the world. Considering that there will be around 50 billion devices by 2025 and many more beyond that, EOptomizer has great potential to help the UK and the world achieve net zero emissions.

AI software determines frequency for processors

The app software for the EOptimizer was developed by a former Samsung and Microsoft employee. Artificial intelligence optimizes the performance, heat development and efficiency of numerous chips.

To do this, the application analyzes the use of different devices over the course of a day in order to then improve their energy use. For example, the EOptimizer records the number of frames per second (FPS) on a smartphone and then determines the best possible frequency for the processors.

Users who scroll through news apps quickly in the middle of the day, for example, use up more FPS than those who scroll slowly in the evening. According to the researchers, the EOptimizer can recognize such different usage behavior and ultimately reduce power consumption.

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Source: https://www.basicthinking.de/blog/2022/08/26/eoptomizer-ki-app-mehr-akkulaufzeit/

Record inflation: Software and cloud services are becoming more expensive


SAP, Microsoft and Co. are drastically raising their prices. Also: Suse shares collapse and Alibaba invests a billion dollars in cloud computing.

Leading software vendors like Microsoft are increasing their prices.
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Good morning! While you slept, work continued elsewhere in the digital scene.

The top topics:

Inflation is showing its effects: According to a report by the “Handelsblatt”, some software manufacturers and cloud service providers have increased their prices significantly. SAP wants to introduce an automatic annual price increase of 3.3 percent for its cloud products. Microsoft already increased the price for Office 365 by up to 25 percent in March. The hosting provider Hetzner adds ten percent. Other corporations like Oracle contractually stipulate that they can increase their prices by the rate of inflation.

On the part of the cloud provider OVH, which is raising many of its products by 10 percent, the report said overall inflation is having “a significant impact on all areas of business, including the digital sector.” However, the IT companies did not disclose their calculations. Experts observe that the price increases affect services for which there are few alternatives. The CIO of a German industrial group told the “Handelsblatt”: “I can’t get away from Outlook or Teams, so Microsoft can raise prices more easily than other providers.” [Mehr bei Handelsblatt]

On the founding scene: Actually, employee participation programs are there to flush a lot of money into the coffers of the employees. Our editor Daniel Hüfner spoke to a former startup employee who had an unusual clause in her ESOP contract. After she resigned from the tech company, her shares were gradually reduced, she says. [Mehr bei Gründerszene+]

And here are the other headlines of the night:

Die SuseStocks plummeted on Thursday after a lowered orders forecast. The paper of the Nuremberg software group was at times more than minus 34 percent, ultimately it went out of the trade with a discount of almost 20 percent. The software provider celebrated its IPO a year ago, but the stock has been plummeting for months. In the 2021/22 financial year, SUSE currently expects a currency-adjusted increase in the annual contract value in core products of around ten percent. For up-and-coming software products, Suse is only assuming an increase of 20 percent instead of 50 percent. [Mehr bei Handelsblatt]

Ali Baba announced that the company will invest $1 billion over the next three fiscal years to support its cloud computing customers. The investment consists of “financial and non-financial incentives such as financing, rebates and go-to-market initiatives,” it said. After a historic slowdown, the Chinese e-commerce conglomerate is trying to reignite growth. According to Gartner, Alibaba is the world’s third largest cloud computing player Microsoft and Amazon. [Mehr bei CNBC]

Docusign has recruited Allan Thygesen as the new CEO from October. Thygesen was last in management Google employed. There he was responsible for Google’s $100 billion advertising business in America. Docusign continues to lead the electronic signature business. The stock price has plummeted 80 percent over the past year and is down 65 percent year-to-date. [Mehr bei Techcrunch und CNBC]

Tesla recalls nearly 1.1 million US vehicles. The electric vehicle maker told the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) that it will be performing an over-the-air software update of its automatic window reversing system. The recall affects some 2017-2022 Model 3, 2020-2021 Model Y, and 2021-2022 Model S and X. Previously, it was known that the automatic power window reversing system may not respond properly. [Mehr bei Wall Street Journal, Reuters und Guardian]

Investments: Openstore, which helps online store owners sell their businesses, has raised $32 million. This brings the Miami-based company’s valuation to $970 million. Lux Capital led the new investment. The funding increases the startup’s rating by 25 percent. [Mehr bei The Information und Techcrunch]

Our reading tip on Gründerszene: Nobody expected that Sumup is worth eight billion euros. The founder reveals how he scored. And what he would do differently. [Mehr bei Gründerszene]

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SpaceX and T-Mobile want to plug dead spots with Starlink


SpaceX and T-Mobile want to work together to plug dead spots in the mobile network. To do this, they launched the “Coverage Above and Beyond” project.

Elon Musk has been sending satellites into space with his space company SpaceX since the beginning of 2018. What was still in the initial test phase more than four years ago is already forming a worldwide satellite network with Starlink.

But Elon Musk wouldn’t be Elon Musk if he didn’t constantly strive for greater things. As he has now announced, he wants to plug dead spots worldwide with the help of Starlink.

SpaceX and T-Mobile enter into a cooperation

T-Mobile CEO Mike Sievert and Elon Musk have teamed up on their new project, Coverage Above and Beyond. For this, the two companies SpaceX and T-Mobile want to join forces to eliminate dead spots worldwide.

T-Mobile customers could then use the connections when they travel to other countries, for example. When it is introduced, the new network should be included “free of charge in the most popular tariffs”, explains Sievers.

T-Mobile wants to offer “cheap” tariffs. The “monthly service fee” should be lower than with current satellite services.

For coverage outside of T-Mobile customers, Musk and Sievert sought partnerships with wireless service providers around the world.

What can you expect from the network?

The network provided by SpaceX and T-Mobile should enable a total connection of 2 to 4 megabits per second. This should allow users to send SMS and MMS.

But the use of “selected messaging apps” is also conceivable. But only with a clear view of the sky. It can also take up to 30 minutes for a message to get through.

However, that also depends on how many users access the network at the same time in one place. Because according to Musk, “you might even be able to receive a little video.” But that is only possible “if there are not too many people in the cell zone”.

What timeline are SpaceX and T-Mobile following?

According to Elon Musk, the second-generation Starlink satellites that will be launched next year should be able to use some of the T-Mobile frequencies. The new satellites would have “large antennas” with a diameter of up to six meters. These could make the new connections possible.

At the end of 2023, SpaceX and T-Mobile want to start a beta test phase in “selected areas”. The network will later be available in the continental United States, Hawaii, parts of Alaska, Puerto Rico and territorial waters.

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Source: https://www.basicthinking.de/blog/2022/08/26/spacex-und-t-mobile-starlink-funkloecher-stopfen/

These are our 10 jobs of the week


Are you looking for a new challenge? Every Friday we give you an overview of new jobs in the areas of marketing, social media and IT. All jobs, also from other tech and digital areas, can be found in our job exchange. Would you like to place a job advertisement in our job exchange? It’s easy here.

IT-Support-Engineer (m/w/d)

at Mercedes Benz Tech Innovation GmbH in Ulm

IT-System Manager (m/w/d)

at K-Recruiting GmbH in Starnberg

Trainee SAP Developer (m/w/d)

at Bonprix trading company mb in Hamburg

Senior Consultant Adobe Experience Cloud (m/w/d)

at diva-e Digital Value Enterprise GmbH in Hamburg

IT System Administrator (m/w/d)

at Heitmann IT GmbH in Bremen

IT Compliance Experten (m/w/d)

at Finanz Informatik GmbH & Co. KG in Hannover or Münster

Windows Systemadministrator (m / w / d)

at IONE GmbH in Bielefeld

System Administrator – Cloud and Linux Systems (m/f/d)

at Arvato Systems GmbH in Guetersloh

Business Analyst / Business Consultant IT (m/f/d)

at Materna Information & Communications SE in throughout Germany

Senior Full Stack Software Developer (m/w/d)

at Krakun Inc in Dortmund

Even more BT job recommendations

For more jobs, check out our job board, our tech and digital jobs facebook group, our BT jobs facebook page and our @BT_jobs-Twitter-Account.


Source: https://www.basicthinking.de/blog/2022/08/26/jobs-der-woche-kw34-2022/

Targeted cyber attack on fintech startup Revolut


After the hacker attack on Uber, Revolut also reports an attack. Also: the antitrust authority is examining Amazon’s “Roomba” deal and what to do with the pent-up venture capital?

Revolut founder Nikolay Storonsky during a TV interview.
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Good morning! While you slept, work continued elsewhere in the digital scene.

The top topics:

Das Fintech-Startup Revolut According to its own statements, it was hit by a targeted cyber attack. Hackers managed to access the personal information of tens of thousands of customers. However, no funds are said to have been stolen. “We immediately identified and isolated the attack to effectively limit its impact and contacted the affected customers,” Revolut spokesman Michael Bodansky told US media Techcrunch. “Customers who did not receive the email are not affected.”

Revolut, which has a banking license in Lithuania, said 0.16 percent of customers were affected. The fintech did not want to publish exactly how many users this is. According to its website, the company has approximately 20 million customers. 0.16 percent would correspond to around 32,000 people. However, according to a disclosure of the breach to the authorities in Lithuania, over 50,000 customers were affected, including over 20,000 customers in the European Economic Area. [Mehr bei Techcrunch]

on Founder scene: As the founder of an innovative tech company, you not only have to constantly motivate employees, but also convince customers and investors. For introverts not always an easy task. Our editor Steffen Bosse spoke to three entrepreneurs who describe themselves as introverts to hear their experiences and tips. [Mehr bei Gründerszene+]

And here are the other headlines of the night:

Amazons deal with the “Roomba” manufacturer iRobot is being investigated by the US antitrust authorities. The Federal Trade Commission has officially requested documents from both companies explaining the rationale behind the proposed $1.7 billion deal. “Roomba” is a self-propelled vacuum cleaner. With the takeover, the online retailer would expand its dominance in the area of ​​the connected home. [Mehr bei Wall Street Journal]

Jon Sakodafounder of early-stage venture firm Decibel Partners, has good news for startup founders. He believes start-ups can expect “a tidal wave” of venture capital in the coming year. Cash reserves have accumulated at the VC funds and it is likely that VCs will soon increase their investment pace again. According to Sakoda, investors in the US are said to be sitting on $290 billion, including $162 billion specifically reserved for new investments. [Mehr bei The Information]

Apple will increase prices in its app store in a number of countries starting next month. Apps and in-app purchases will become more expensive in all countries that use the euro as their currency, as well as in Poland, Sweden, Japan, Malaysia, Pakistan, South Korea, Vietnam and Chile. The US iPhone manufacturer justifies this with inflation and the weaker currencies yen and euro. [Mehr bei Handelsblatt]

Tesla-Chef Elon Musk will have to give an affidavit on September 26th and 27th. This is the latest development in the legal saga between Musk and the short message service Twitter. Twitter is trying to force Musk to keep the deal to buy the social media platform through a court case. The trial itself is scheduled for mid-October. The statements are made in advance. [Mehr bei Bloomberg]

Zhejiang Leapmotor Technologya Chinese electric vehicle manufacturer to its supporters Sequoia Capital China is planning an IPO in Hong Kong despite poor market conditions. The IPO is expected to raise up to $1.03 billion. Shares of other Hong Kong-listed Chinese electric car makers have underperformed the broader market this year. The share of Xpeng is down 68 percent so far, while Li Auto posted a minus of 22 percent. [Mehr bei The Information]

Our reading tip on the start-up scene: Anna McDougall loved her job as a singer. But she wanted a new challenge, learned to program and is now successful. [Mehr bei Gründerszene]

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This tool sounds when Google accesses your data


With the so-called Googerteller, the software developer Bert Hubert has developed a browser extension that signals when Google accesses certain data. He wants to raise people’s awareness on the Internet.

Google stands for the Internet like hardly any other company. Because the search engine has been omnipresent since the triumph of the Internet. Large parts of the Internet infrastructure are based on the services of the US group.

So it’s no wonder that Google has mutated into a veritable data octopus in the recent past. But how bad is the situation really? The software developer Bert Hubert asked himself the same question and got to the bottom of it all.

Not by combing through large internet archives, but via a simple browser extension for the most widely used browser, Google Chrome. Interested parties can check the source code on GitHub at any time.

Googerteller monitors connections to Google servers

The tool bears the name Googerteller and has a relatively simple task to fulfil. If the browser establishes a connection to the Google servers, the tool makes a sound. And if you now think that using Chrome will result in a sound concert, you are absolutely right.

Because even when entering a term in the address bar, the extension beeped incessantly. The reason for this is that the browser sends each new letter to the Google servers in order to return the appropriate search results. But there was also constant noise outside of the browser functions.

Many website operators use the Google Analytics tool to analyze the behavior of their users. For example, the Dutch government, on whose side the Googerteller should regularly draw attention to itself.

Google also gets a lot away from the search engine

Developer Bert Hubert states that he wants to raise our awareness with the expansion. Often we don’t even know how often we interact with Google. But the Googerteller shows more or less obtrusively how often this is the case in everyday life.

If you want to try the tool yourself, you need Google Chrome for Linux. The list of Google servers comes from the company itself, so the information comes from a reliable source. Ultimately, in one way or another, it’s almost spooky where Google follows us everywhere.

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Source: https://www.basicthinking.de/blog/2022/08/27/googerteller-google/