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German Data Agency Fines Google Over Illegal Information Gathering

A German data protection agency fined Google Inc. 145,000 euros ($189,000) for illegally recording information from unsecured wireless networks—an amount it acknowledged is “totally inadequate” as a deterrent to the multinational giant.



Facebook Rejects German Demand To Allow Fake Names

Facebook will fight a German privacy watchdog’s demand to allow users to register with fake names, insisting Tuesday that its current practice fully complies with the law.


Police at the scene of a 2010 Union Square shooting that killed German tourist Mechthild Schroer (CBS)

SF Grand Jury Indicts Suspects In Union Square Tourist Shooting

Seven suspects accused of fatally shooting a German tourist near San Francisco’s Union Square last year, including one still at large, were indicted by a grand jury this week.


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Tech Report: Ford Introduces Internet-Driven Concept Car At Germany Trade Show

The world’s largest consumer electronics’ trade shows is about to get underway in Germany. Ford is there to show off Evos, its new concept car.


A double-decker Airbus A380, flown by Lufthansa from Frankfurt, arrives at the gate at SFO (CBS)

World’s Largest Passenger Jet Begins Service To SFO

The world’s largest passenger airplane arrived at San Francisco International Airport Tuesday to mark the start of its regular service between SFO and Germany.

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SEC, Justice Department Expand Probe Into Hewlett-Packard

The U.S. Justice Department and the Securities and Exchange Commission are expanding their probe into possible kickbacks on the part of computer maker Hewlett Packard Co., a regulatory filing said.


15 Killed in Mass Panic at Germany's Love Parade

DUISBURG, Germany (AP) _ A stampede inside a tunnel crowded with techno music fans crushed 15 people to death and injured dozens at the Love Parade festival in western Germany on Saturday.