Friday, May 17, 2013
Woah, didn't catch this until catching up on the German computing bi-weekly c't on vacation. They reported that the German government was planning on a government-run social network, Volks-Facebook. All your data belongs to the government - and the fotos with you caught speeding will be delivered to your home page. The joke was so good (and the German government so inept at doing Internet-based things) that many people were outraged. The admission of being a joke (in German) is given here. I must admit, I believed the story until the speeding ticket thing came up. No way will they manage to get themselves so organized.