Former Microsoft bastion Hamburg's decision is particularly telling, say observers.
Germany is notoriously picky about digital privacy, but official warnings over video meetings have just sown confusion.
Munich's flip-flop back to open source is the latest sign of Germany's political sea change over proprietary software.
German government is too dependent on "single software providers", but changing that will be difficult and costly.
What was seen as one of the best ways to regulate social-media giants like Facebook has just fallen apart in a Düsseldorf court.
European authorities have discovered that creating rules to keep terrorist content off the internet is not easy.
Germany's states have decided the country needs a new law to criminalize dark-web platform operators.
A major German party thinks mandatory data-sharing with rivals and the public can rein in Big Tech.
Although an anti-immigrant comment doesn't break German law, Facebook can still delete it.
Germany's use of state-sponsored malware to fight crime is under fire from several sides.
Attempts to get more free Wi-Fi networks operating in Germany have hit another obstacle.
Around 13,000 workstations running OpenSuse will be migrated to a current version of Windows.
Facebook messages are no different to a dead person's letters or diaries, a court rules.
EU's new Cybersecurity Act won't mandate certifications for IoT products, and consumer advocates are unhappy.
New CJEU ruling in Facebook case could have "far-reaching effects" for GDPR contracts.