Germany has a long history of protecting its citizen’s right to online
privacy. A quick glance through the statutes will reveal for example
that Germans can ask Google to pixelate their homes on streetview (god
forbid some random map-browser should identify your dirty net curtains).
While studies show that Germans are still big users of social
media, Facebook faced a serious problem on Friday as the state of Schleswig-Holstein announced a blanket ban on the
use of the “Like” button.