- 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... [ Forum ]
- May 15, 2013
A German high court has ruled that Google must remove automatically suggested search terms if they violate a person's privacy. Editorialists at the country's national newspapers see a defeat for the Internet giant and a victory for privacy law. more...
- May 14, 2013
A German court ruled Tuesday that Google's "Autocomplete" feature on search terms violates privacy laws in some cases. The company has been ordered to remove any suggestions that violate the rules. An entrepreneur sued after the algorithm linked him with Scientology. more...
Sie kennen sich aus im Internet, sind bestens vernetzt und engagiert: Mehrere tausend Menschen treffen sich in Berlin zur re:publica. Doch in der Netzpolitik haben sie kaum etwas zu sagen, Unternehmen und Regierungen machen viel unter sich aus. Das muss sich ändern. Ein Kommentar von Ole Reißmann mehr... [ Forum ]
- May 03, 2013
Swedish company Memoto is developing a camera that automatically documents the lives of users by snapping a photo every 30 seconds. The gadget could threaten privacy on both sides of the lens, critics warn. By Martin Wolf more... [ Forum ]
Das Bundeskriminalamt bekommt eine neue Software zur Überwachung von Computern. Nach dem Debakel mit dem Staatstrojaner der Firma DigiTask soll nun ein Spitzelprogramm von Elaman Verdächtige ausspähen. mehr... [ Forum ]
- May 02, 2013
Russia's successful Facebook clone VKontakte has long been a thorn in the Kremlin's side. Now, Moscow appears to be increasing pressure on the company, and CEO Pavel Durov has left the country. By Benjamin Bidder more... [ Forum ]
- April 25, 2013
German telecommunications giant Deutsche Telekom sparked controversy this week with plans to curtail flat-rate DSL speeds once certain data thresholds are reached. Customers, Internet advocates and the German government are all concerned. By Annett Meiritz and Severin Weiland more... [ Forum ]
- April 19, 2013
A special Internet and Digital Society Commission convened by parliament has released several hundred recommendations for addressing data protection and other Internet-related issues in Germany. Chief among them: establishing a permanent Internet commissioner. more...
- April 09, 2013
In the midst of the euro crisis, particularly daring investors are putting their faith in the Internet currency bitcoin. A boom in the virtual coins has made some into millionaires. But central bankers are wary of its potential, and the currency is everything but crash-proof. By Marcel Rosenbach and Hilmar Schmundt more...