Big Brother Awards 2013: Google, Apple and German post-grant from




Big Brother Awards 2013: Google, Apple and the German post-grant from

Once again, the Big Brother Award by the Association digitally courage (formerly FoeBuD) have been awarded and with Google and Apple is believed to have found this year worthy “winner”.
Big Brother Awards 2013: Google, Apple and the German post-grant from

The Big Brother Award is a negative price – something like the Golden Raspberry for actors – and therefore nothing you really would like to win. This prize is awarded to the companies and institutions that are particularly shameful deal with privacy, and Apple and Google have been nominated as two real heavyweights for the title.

Amazingly, it is the first time that Google this “honor” to be part of – straight from the company, which is decried as Datenkrake, I would have thought that he could clear ever before. What Google gets the Big Brother Award 2013? Not an explicit privacy violation, but for the overall concept, which is behind the company and which is so much more than just a search engine. On the awards page it states:

Under the guise of a search engine and other free services like Maps, Docs, and YouTube advertising company Google collects at every step real-time data about everything and everyone and categorize people for its advertising profits. Google violated European law and abused its dominant position to advance the technocratic ideology of an omniscient supercomputer that knows better what people want than they themselves

In the detailed explanation even smashing Google is required. A pious hope, the Google tends to be not likely to be followed.

In the “world of work” then it is Apple, which can pocket the little popular award for “comprehensive video surveillance of employees.” The situation in the Apple stores had been improved in this respect, and there is currently no privacy violations to complain, but in itself the tough battle, so the signs could be corrected on video surveillance in the customer area of ​​”dachshund eye level to waist level,” here ranges from the nomination.

Next, the German post office is honored with an award, the Federal Police and the sector “policy” all prime ministers for “the establishment of the Common post service of ARD, ZDF and Germany radio and the associated massive collection of personal data of the entire German population.” While Google is the first time the price and Apple for the second time, the way it has been done, the German post office for the third time – congratulations 😉


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