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New Study In Germany Finds Fears Of The Internet Are Much Higher Than Expected

The divide between “digital natives” and “digital immigrants” is vast, and a new study of Internet use in the land of Gutenberg finds that twice the number previously believed barely go online at all.

A protest in Berlin against attempts to install a censorship infrastructure in Germany (Franz Patzig)
A protest in Berlin against attempts to install a censorship infrastructure in Germany (Franz Patzig)
Claudia Ehrenstein

BERLIN – The first-ever in-depth study of Internet use in Germany offers some surprising – and not so surprising -- results.

For starters, Internet users in Germany have very different expectations regarding security on the web, according to the new study published by the Deutsche Institut für Vertrauen und Sicherheit im Internet (German Institute for Trust and Safety on the Internet -- DIVSI).

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As Iran Protests Spread, Regime Is Busy Clinging To Power

Facing resurgent protests in several provinces, Iran's clerical regime now relies on two defenses: brute force and Western appeasement. But its days may be numbered as younger Iranians are increasingly emboldened to demand a different future.

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Elahe Boghrat

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Governing ordinarily consists of assuring the security and welfare of a population or nation, within a state or territory. Take away one element from that equation and the government in question begins to move toward failure, defeat, and perhaps its downfall.

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