But when the app will come is still unclear

But Röttgen also said: "Apart from the Europeans, nobody will do anything." In particular, he made Germany, France and the United Kingdom responsible: "The three are now asked." The foreign policy maker brought a security zone under the control of the United Nations into play. Such a solution is certainly not easy, but neither is it illusory. Trump is under pressure because of Syria and could sell an intervention by the international community as a victory for himself. In return, Vladimir Putin has no interest in permanently waging war with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.

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Ischinger gave such a safety zone a chance. However, he warned in dealing with what he believed to be his most important NATO partner, Turkey "realpolitical" Considerations and warned: "Driving Turkey even further into the arms of our Russian friends through sanctions – that cannot be our interest."

For Röttgen, however, it is time for Europe to finally straighten its back. "Turkey is economically dependent on Europe", he said. From his point of view, there must be an end to the foreign policy either / or impasse. Yes, Europe has a strategic interest in Turkey and does not want to throw it out of NATO. On the other hand, a clear commitment to values ​​such as international law is necessary. "Both go together"said Roettgen. "It must be clear that it cannot go on like this." 

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The fact check

The guests criticized the Turkish invasion of northern Syria as illegal. Chancellor Angela Merkel (CDU) had recently shied away from such a condemnation and spoke of Turkey’s legitimate security interests in the region. For the experts of the Scientific Service of the German Bundestag, however, there is no doubt. You recently concluded in an expert report that Turkey could not invoke self-defense. A sufficient threat, for example from the Kurdish militia YPG, is "even with a generous design" not visible.

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"In the absence of any recognizable justification, the result of the Turkish offensive is obviously a violation of the prohibition of violence from Art. 2 No. 4 UN Charter", the experts concluded. The passage forbids UN members "any threat or use of force directed against the territorial integrity or political independence of a state or otherwise incompatible with the aims of the United Nations."

Sources used: Bundestag: Report of the Scientific Service UN Charter 

At the weekend, the federal government opted for decentralized storage of the Corona warning app – in order to go against the previously planned concept. But when the app will come is still unclear.

The federal government has made an important decision on the direction of its planned corona warning app. It swings into decentralized storage of user data, as Chancellery chief Helge Braun and Federal Health Minister Jens Spahn (both CDU) confirmed on Sunday.

According to experts, this solution is better for data protection than a central comparison of the data. This also paves the way for the apps to be linked to the smartphone systems from Apple and Google. That should make the apps more efficient and safer.

Central storage preferred first

Previously, the ARD capital studio and the "World on Sunday" reported on the decision. Just a few days ago it looked like the federal government might prefer a more centralized approach. "With a central server you have to trust the person who maintains it, in this case possibly a government agency. With a decentralized system, you have to trust Apple and Google to take care of it"said the deputy government spokeswoman Ulrike Demmer on Friday.critical analysis of to kill a mockingbird

Corona apps are supposed to help track the contagions when going out restrictions are relaxed. They should record which smartphones have come close to each other – and warn users if it later turns out that they were next to infected people.

The centralized approach had been criticized by researchers and IT professionals. For example, the Chaos Computer Club (CCC) warned against central storage of data. The CCC referred to Switzerland and Austria, where governments refer to similar apps "decentralized and transparent concepts" put. In addition, Google and Apple, as providers of smartphone operating systems, are also willing to cooperate with the approach pursued there.

How the Google-Apple concept works

In the concept of Apple and Google, the distance between users should be measured using the Bluetooth signal strength. The smartphones should also exchange crypto keys via Bluetooth, which change every 10 to 20 minutes. This should be used to understand encounters without an individual being traceable.

A key point of the concept by Apple and Google is that the determination of whether you were in the vicinity of an infected user should only be made on the smartphone. To do this, they download lists of crypto keys belonging to infected people at least once a day. Their identity remains unknown to Apple, Google and the other app users.

Authorities can set limits on signal strength and the time devices spend next to each other. That means: Google and Apple provide the technical tools, but the health authorities decide when to assume a risk of infection.

Lauterbach welcomes course swing

The SPD health expert Karl Lauterbach welcomes the Federal Government’s change of course for the Corona warning app towards decentralized storage. The decision had meanwhile been inevitable, because otherwise the discussion about data protection would have destroyed acceptance before it was finished, he said "Passauer Neue Presse".

The Greens also welcomed the government decision. Vice-President Konstantin von Notz spoke in "Handelsblatt" of a "Turning in on the last corner". The left network expert Anke Domscheit-Berg said she was pleasantly surprised. Spahn’s handling of the topic is "very exemplary right now"she said "Süddeutsche Zeitung" (Monday). FDP parliamentary deputy Frank Sitta warned: "The Federal Ministry of Health is now urgently requested to promptly disclose the further procedure and existing risks in a fully transparent manner."

Don’t place too high hopes on apps

The Bonn infectious diseases specialist Peter Walger warned against exaggerated hopes. "I don’t expect any real help from the app when trying to get back to normal", said the board spokesman of the German Society for Hospital Hygiene (DGKH) "New Osnabrück newspaper" (Monday). "If everyone wore face masks and kept their distance, it would be superfluous, because then it would only recognize the uncritical proximity of protected people."

The app says nothing about whether there is an actual risk of infection, but only defines the proximity of a person to a potentially contagious person.

Unclear when the app will be released

According to Health Minister Jens Spahn, it may take a while until a corona warning app is available in Germany. They want the path that has now been taken with a decentralized app "go as quickly as possible, but also as safely as possible"said the CDU politician on Sunday evening in the ARD"Daily Topics". He did not give a specific date.

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At least in the case of the interface between Apple and Google, the companies have given approximate dates. For example, Apple plans to initially make the interfaces available for iPhones with the iOS 13 system version in May, and Android 6 for Google.

Sources used: dpa news agency

The numerous innovations in Google’s new Android Q operating system also include 230 emojis. Some of them are likely to cause controversy.

These emojis are what users want most

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The trend towards more diversity in the world of text symbols continues. With the new Android Q, Google is bringing 230 new emojis to devices. 53 of them should, according to Google "gender neutral" be. This should also make people feel represented who cannot (do not want to) be assigned to a specific gender. 

In practice, this means that the figures stand out from their male and female counterparts with gender-neutral clothing and a medium-length haircut. 

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So far, for example, users have been able to choose between a clearly male or female version when depicting different professions or costumes. In the future, a third option will also be available for every human emoji. 

The new mobile operating system Android Q is still in the test phase. The beta version can already be installed on more than 20 devices from different manufacturers. The final version will be available in a few months. Pixel smartphones get them first. 

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In addition to the gender-neutral emojis, the Android update brings, among other things, some of the symbols introduced in March. There is, for example, a flamingo, a yawning face and a drop of blood, which as "Menstrual emoji" referred to as. Homosexual couples and people with disabilities should also find themselves in the new collection. 

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In the USA, the unusual design of a facade causes a stir. The house owner painted her building pink and provided it with two huge emojis. Angry neighbors have complained.

A bright pink house with two huge emojis causes trouble in an affluent beach town near Los Angeles. Angry neighbors have turned to the Manhattan Beach City Council, demanding that the house facade be repainted.

Homeowner has already had to pay a fine

Homeowner Kathryn Kidd, on the other hand, says she doesn’t understand all the fuss: people are always "so dark, so depressed" and would always interfere in each other’s affairs, she told the website "EasyReaderNews". "I just wanted to send out a message to be happy, colorful and positive and enjoy."

The dispute over the house on 39th Street in Manhattan Beach has been going on for a long time. The affluent seaside resort southwest of Los Angeles banned short-term rentals of apartments years ago. But that didn’t stop Kidd from offering the house on the Airbnb online portal. Neighbors reported this to authorities, who fined Kidd $ 4,000 in May.

Local residents believe in bad jokes

A few weeks later the house was repainted: In bright pink and with two emojis with artificial eyelashes. One shows a face with its mouth closed with a zipper, the second a crazy face with rolling eyes and a crooked tongue. Neighbors believe that Kidd is trying to make fun of them. 

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 A resident told local media she wore fake eyelashes when she spoke to Kidd. Kidd denies targeting the neighbors.

Sources used: AFP news agency

The EU agrees on a reform proposal for copyright law – and suddenly all hell breaks loose on the internet. Why actually? We explain what an Internet with ancillary copyright and upload filter could look like in the worst case.

The EU wants to modernize copyright law. It is to be adapted to the new conditions in the digital world and to strengthen the rights of artists and creative people on the Internet. What sounds like a sensible and at the same time terribly bureaucratic project contains a lot of explosives. The Internet has been in turmoil since the EU representatives agreed on a joint draft law. 

"No more CDU" echoes the ruling party in a hashtag on Twitter. A petition called "Save the Internet" ("Save the internet") has collected more than five million signatories on change.org. There are two main articles that are driving people up the virtual barricades: Articles 11 and 13 (in the new draft these are listed as Articles 15 and 17). Why? We explain what an Internet with ancillary copyright and upload filter could look like in the worst case.

1. Pages like Google News are becoming a link desert – or switched off

So far, platforms like Google, Facebook or Twitter also show a preview of the content of a website for every shared link. So the user knows what to expect there. If Europe-wide ancillary copyright law (Article 11/15) comes, this could at least be the end of news content. Because everything about showing "single words or short excerpts" going beyond will cost money in the future. Platforms like Google News would have to purchase a license from publishers.