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Markus Beckedahl


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

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Charta der digitalen Grundrechte der Europäischen Union

Markus Beckedahl, Andre Meister (Eds.): Überwachtes Netz: Edward Snowden und der größte Überwachungsskandal der Geschichte.

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