- the guardians of privacy is a German news page and reports on digital civil liberties and other net-political topics. The platform sees itself as a journalistic service and comprises around 17,000 articles by more than a hundred authors. The permanent staff includes 30 journalists. addresses the important issues surrounding the Internet, society and politics and shows ways in which one can get involved in digital freedoms and openness with the help of the Net. deals, among other things, with state surveillance, open source software, telecommunication laws as well as the free knowledge society. Markus Beckedahl founded the website in 2002 as a blog; today an entire editorial team is responsible for it.

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