Telecoms Boss: US 'Should Abide by European Privacy Rules'

Telecoms Boss: US 'Should Abide by European Privacy Rules'

SPIEGEL ONLINE - December 09, 2013

The head of German Internet giant Deutsche Telekom has criticized European reaction to the NSA spying scandal and demanded the EU set international privacy standards. US technology players also published an open letter calling for major changes to spying laws. more...

From Apple to Amazon: The New Monuments to Digital Domination

From Apple to Amazon: The New Monuments to Digital Domination

SPIEGEL ONLINE - November 29, 2013

Technology giants in the United States are building bombastic new headquarters to immortalize their grandiose ambitions, while inside they plan to turn traditional office culture on its head. By Thomas Schulz in San Francisco more... Comment ]

Chaos Computer Club: Hackers Crack Apple's Fingerprint Scanner

Chaos Computer Club: Hackers Crack Apple's Fingerprint Scanner

SPIEGEL ONLINE - September 23, 2013

Apple recently launched the latest top-end model of its wildly successful iPhone, the 5S, to much fanfare. But a German hacker organization has thrown a wrench in the works by bypassing the smartphone's much-heralded fingerprint scanner just two days after launch. more... Comment ]

iSpy: How the NSA Accesses Smartphone Data

iSpy: How the NSA Accesses Smartphone Data

SPIEGEL ONLINE - September 09, 2013

The US intelligence agency NSA has been taking advantage of the smartphone boom. It has developed the ability to hack into iPhones, android devices and even the BlackBerry, previously believed to be particularly secure. By Marcel Rosenbach, Laura Poitras and Holger Stark more... Comment ]

Privacy Scandal: NSA Can Spy on Smart Phone Data

Privacy Scandal: NSA Can Spy on Smart Phone Data

SPIEGEL ONLINE - September 07, 2013

SPIEGEL has learned from internal NSA documents that the US intelligence agency has the capability of tapping user data from the iPhone, devices using Android as well as BlackBerry, a system previously believed to be highly secure. more...

Undercover Report: Apple Faces Fresh Criticism of Factories

Undercover Report: Apple Faces Fresh Criticism of Factories

SPIEGEL ONLINE - July 29, 2013

Apple might have abandoned manufacturing supplier Foxconn in the wake of a scandal over deplorable working conditions in its Chinese factories, but it seems that labor rights violations are also rife at Pegatron, its new partner. By Hilmar Schmundt and Bernhard Zand more... Comment ]

Radical Reform: Dutch iPad Schools Seek to Transform Education

Radical Reform: Dutch iPad Schools Seek to Transform Education

SPIEGEL ONLINE - June 28, 2013

Plenty of schools use iPads. But what if the entire education experience were offered via tablet computer? That is what several new schools in the Netherlands plan to do. There will be no blackboards or schedules. Is this the end of the classroom? By Marco Evers more... Comment ]

The World from Berlin: 'Steve Jobs Did Century-Defining Work'

The World from Berlin: 'Steve Jobs Did Century-Defining Work'

SPIEGEL ONLINE - October 07, 2011

The death of Apple founder Steve Jobs this week has unleashed an outpouring of grief around the world with many hailing him for having revolutionized our understanding of technology. German commentators enter the fray on Friday. more...

Remembering Steve Jobs: The Apple Generation Loses Its Visionary

Remembering Steve Jobs: The Apple Generation Loses Its Visionary

SPIEGEL ONLINE - October 06, 2011

Apple visionary Steve Jobs has died at the age of 56 after a long battle against cancer. He was one of the great inventors of his time and an inspiration to an entire generation. By Marc Pitzke in New York more... Comment ]

iCaramba! Enough Already! Confessions of a Former Apple Fan

iCaramba! Enough Already! Confessions of a Former Apple Fan

SPIEGEL ONLINE - August 30, 2011

The iPad is for show-offs. And the iPhone 4 makes it difficult to make a simple telephone call. Apple used to be hip, stylish and ahead of the curve. Now, though, it has become totally uncool -- and not just since Steve Jobs stepped down. A Commentary by Hajo Schumacher more... Comment ]