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Upwardly Mobile: Postmates Readies for Battle with Tech Giants

Upwardly Mobile: Postmates Readies for Battle with Tech Giants

SPIEGEL ONLINE - May 19, 2015

Founded by German entrepreneur Bastian Lehmann, on-demand courier service Postmates is going head-to-head with Uber and Amazon. The company has big ambitions but faces stiff competition. By Thomas Schulz in San Francisco more... Comment ]

S&M Images: Max Mosely and Google End Legal Dispute

S&M Images: Max Mosely and Google End Legal Dispute

SPIEGEL ONLINE - May 15, 2015

Max Mosley has ended his years-long legal dispute with Google. The case centered on the search engine's inclusion of images of the ex-Formula One president participating in an S&M sex party in its search results. Now, the two parties have reached a settlement. By Isabell Hülsen more... Comment ]

Tomorrowland: How Silicon Valley Shapes Our Future

Tomorrowland: How Silicon Valley Shapes Our Future

SPIEGEL ONLINE - March 04, 2015

In the Silicon Valley, a new elite is forming that wants to determine not only what we consume, but also the way we live. They want to change the world, but they don't want to accept any rules. Do they need to be reined in? By Thomas Schulz more... Comment ]

Source Code Similarities: Experts Unmask 'Regin' Trojan as NSA Tool

Source Code Similarities: Experts Unmask 'Regin' Trojan as NSA Tool

SPIEGEL ONLINE - January 27, 2015

Just weeks ago, SPIEGEL published the source code of an NSA malware program known internally as QWERTY. Now, experts have found that it is none other than the notorious trojan Regin, used in dozens of cyber attacks around the world. By Marcel Rosenbach, Hilmar Schmundt and Christian Stöcker more... Comment ]

Dr. Web: German Medical Start-Ups Aim to Digitalize Healthcare

Dr. Web: German Medical Start-Ups Aim to Digitalize Healthcare

SPIEGEL ONLINE - November 20, 2014

A new cluster of start-ups in Germany is seeking to exploit the digital revolution that is gripping the medical sector. In the future, we are likely to use apps that can measure our heartbeat or analyze potential skin conditions to augment normal healthcare. By Martin U. Müller more... Comment ]

Treasure Map: The NSA Breach of Telekom and Other German Firms

Treasure Map: The NSA Breach of Telekom and Other German Firms

SPIEGEL ONLINE - September 14, 2014

According to top-secret documents from the NSA and the British agency GCHQ, the intelligence agencies are seeking to map the entire Internet, including end-user devices. In pursuing that goal, they have broken into networks belonging to Deutsche Telekom. By Andy Müller-Maguhn, Laura Poitras, Marcel Rosenbach, Michael Sontheimer and Christian Grothoff more... Video | Comment ]

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 ]

Interview with Alex Pentland: Can We Use Big Data to Make Society Better?

Interview with Alex Pentland: Can We Use Big Data to Make Society Better?

SPIEGEL ONLINE - May 26, 2014

In a SPIEGEL interview, American data scientist Alex Pentland discusses how data streams can be used to determine the laws of human interaction. He argues the information can be used to help forge better societies. 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 ]

Widerwillen gegen Technik: Wir Offline-Profs

Widerwillen gegen Technik: Wir Offline-Profs

SPIEGEL ONLINE - April 03, 2014

E-Learning soll die Unis revolutionieren, doch der Umsturz lässt auf sich warten. Neben einigen Professoren voller Enthusiasmus wehren sich noch immer viele gegen das Online-Lernen. Begründung: Die vergangenen 2000 Jahre waren doch ganz gut. mehr... Video | Forum ]