Fighting Google: Europe Eyes Digital Agenda to Better Compete with the US

Fighting Google: Europe Eyes Digital Agenda to Better Compete with the US

SPIEGEL ONLINE - July 01, 2014

Jean-Claude Juncker, the next head of the European Commission, plans to implement a new digital strategy for the Continent. Europe, he believes, needs to become better equipped to defend itself from the US and Asia. By Frank Dohmen and Christoph Pauly more... Comment ]

Europe: 1, Google: 0: EU Court Ruling a Victory for Privacy

Europe: 1, Google: 0: EU Court Ruling a Victory for Privacy

SPIEGEL ONLINE - May 20, 2014

A ruling by the European Union's highest court last week ordering Google to provide people with the right to be forgotten has generated fiercely divergent responses in the US and Europe. Germans are celebrating the decision, which buttresses privacy. By SPIEGEL Staff more... Comment ]

Verfassungsrichter zu Datenschutz: "Zur Freiheit gehört die Chance des Vergessens"

Verfassungsrichter zu Datenschutz: "Zur Freiheit gehört die Chance des Vergessens"

SPIEGEL ONLINE - January 31, 2014

Das Netz vergisst nichts? Vielleicht doch. Das Urteil gegen Sexfotos von Max Mosley bei Google bedeutet: Nicht jede Indiskretion darf ewig archiviert werden. Bundesverfassungsrichter Johannes Masing erklärt, wie viel unserer Vergangenheit wir als Netznutzer aushalten müssen. Ein Interview von Judith Horchert mehr... Forum ]

Max Mosley: Google Is So 'Arrogant They Do Whatever They Like'

Max Mosley: Google Is So 'Arrogant They Do Whatever They Like'

SPIEGEL ONLINE - January 29, 2014

In an interview, former racing boss Max Mosley discusses his successful legal battle against Google to filter out compromising sex photos, the fight for Internet privacy in the era of NSA spying and his endless quest for justice. Interview By Susanne Amann and Isabell Hülsen more... Comment ]

Interview zu Big Data: "Ich wünsche mir ein Recht auf Irrationalität"

Interview zu Big Data: "Ich wünsche mir ein Recht auf Irrationalität"

SPIEGEL ONLINE - December 20, 2013

Firmen und Behörden sammeln immer mehr Daten, damit Computer unser Verhalten vorhersagen können: Im Interview erklärt Internetforscher Viktor Mayer-Schönberger, wohin Big-Data-Analysen führen und warum Anonymität ein Auslaufmodell ist. Ein Interview von Ole Reißmann mehr... Forum ]

Robotics Challenge: Creating the Disaster Response of the Future

Robotics Challenge: Creating the Disaster Response of the Future

SPIEGEL ONLINE - December 19, 2013

Seventeen rescue robots are competing in Florida this weekend, where their task is to clear away debris, break through walls and climb ladders -- a test run for their use in future disaster scenarios. But the humanoid figures are still a little shaky on their feet. By Johann Grolle more... Comment ]

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 ]

Translate This: Google's Quest to End the Language Barrier

Translate This: Google's Quest to End the Language Barrier

SPIEGEL ONLINE - September 13, 2013

Can the language barrier be breached? Google certainly thinks so: Under the leadership of a computer scientist from Germany, the company is making progress toward a universal translation tool. But competition is looming from Microsoft and Facebook. By Thomas Schulz more... Comment ]

Spying Scandal: What's the Fuss about US Surveillance?

Spying Scandal: What's the Fuss about US Surveillance?

SPIEGEL ONLINE - July 05, 2013

Having experienced two dictatorships with notoriously effective intelligence systems, Germans are furious about NSA eavesdropping. Now they want to put even stricter rules in place -- but without paying the necessary price. A Commentary by Jan Fleischhauer more... Comment ]

Living by the Numbers: Big Data Knows What Your Future Holds

Living by the Numbers: Big Data Knows What Your Future Holds

SPIEGEL ONLINE - May 17, 2013

Forget Big Brother. Companies and countries are discovering that algorithms programmed to scour vast quantities of data can be much more powerful. They can predict your next purchase, forecast car thefts and maybe even help cure cancer. But there is a down side. By Martin U. Müller, Marcel Rosenbach and Thomas Schulz more... Comment ]