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is a German activist regarding the political
strategy for the internet and a journalist from Berlin. He was best
known as the editor-in-chief of Netzpolitik.org , which deals with
information society issues. Netzpolitik.org is one of the most
well-known German-language blogs and was awarded the
Grimme-Online-Award  in 2014.
Markus Beckedahl has also joined a constitutional complaint of the Society for Freedom Rights e.V. at the Federal Constitutional Court in Karlsruhe, which is directed against the power of various security agencies and intelligence services to automatically retrieve biometric passport photos. Biometric images may be used e.g. for face recognition or matching with other databases.
In his lecture on 20.5. he speaks on the subject
State spying on the Web
Charta der digitalen Grundrechte der Europäischen Union 
Markus Beckedahl, Andre Meister (Eds.): Überwachtes Netz: Edward Snowden und der größte Überwachungsskandal der Geschichte .