Spy-Proofing: Deutsche Telekom Pushes for All-German Internet

Spy-Proofing: Deutsche Telekom Pushes for All-German Internet

SPIEGEL ONLINE - November 12, 2013

Recent revelations about NSA spying have given fresh impetus to the dream of a purely German Internet. Deutsche Telekom believes it could introduce a system safe from prying foreign surveillance, but some criticize the plan as pointless. By Frank Dohmen and Gerald Traufetter more... Comment ]

EU's Digital Czarina: Europe Must 'Wake Up' to Tech Shortcomings

EU's Digital Czarina: Europe Must 'Wake Up' to Tech Shortcomings

SPIEGEL ONLINE - October 21, 2013

As European lawmakers vote on a landmark data protection law, European Commissioner for Digital Agenda Neelie Kroes tells SPIEGEL that both governments and private companies are disregarding the Continent's out-of-date business models and infrastructure. Interview Conducted by Marcel Rosenbach and Gregor Peter Schmitz more... Comment ]

Fresh Leak on US Spying: NSA Accessed Mexican President's Email

Fresh Leak on US Spying: NSA Accessed Mexican President's Email

SPIEGEL ONLINE - October 20, 2013

The NSA has been systematically eavesdropping on the Mexican government for years. It hacked into the president's public email account and gained deep insight into policymaking and the political system. The news is likely to hurt ties between the US and Mexico. By Jens Glüsing, Laura Poitras, Marcel Rosenbach and Holger Stark more... Comment ]

Cyber Attack: Belgians Angered by British Spying

Cyber Attack: Belgians Angered by British Spying

SPIEGEL ONLINE - September 20, 2013

The hacking attack by Britain's GCHQ intelligence service on Belgian telecoms provider Belgacom has angered politicians in the country. Belgium plays host to the EU's top institutions as well as NATO, and Prime Minister Elio di Rupo is considering diplomatic retaliation. By Gregor Peter Schmitz in Brussels more... Comment ]

Belgacom Attack: Britain's GCHQ Hacked Belgian Telecoms Firm

Belgacom Attack: Britain's GCHQ Hacked Belgian Telecoms Firm

SPIEGEL ONLINE - September 20, 2013

A cyber attack on Belgacom raised considerable attention last week. Documents leaked by Edward Snowden and seen by SPIEGEL indicate that Britain's GCHQ intelligence agency was responsible for the attack. more... Comment ]

'Follow the Money': NSA Monitors Financial World

'Follow the Money': NSA Monitors Financial World

SPIEGEL ONLINE - September 16, 2013

The NSA monitors banks and credit card transactions -- sometimes in apparent violation of national laws and global regulations. The European SWIFT financial transaction network is being tapped on different levels, internal documents from the US spy agency show. By Laura Poitras, Marcel Rosenbach and Holger Stark more... Comment ]

'Shitstorm' Shitstorm: Dictionary Wins Award for Ruining German

'Shitstorm' Shitstorm: Dictionary Wins Award for Ruining German

SPIEGEL ONLINE - September 02, 2013

Germany's respected Duden dictionary has received a spoof award for its excessive use of English words. "Shitstorm," "app" and "Facebook" are among the anglicisms recently added to the reference book. more... Comment ]

Living Offline: Minister Halts After-Hours Contact for Staff

Living Offline: Minister Halts After-Hours Contact for Staff

SPIEGEL ONLINE - August 30, 2013

To prevent burnout among its employees, the German Labor Ministry is introducing new rules that severely restrict when they can be contacted outside of working hours. It hopes German industry will follow suit. more... Comment ]

Modern Mobility: Car-Sharing Gears Up in German Cities

Modern Mobility: Car-Sharing Gears Up in German Cities

SPIEGEL ONLINE - August 28, 2013

As collaborative consumption becomes increasingly mainstream, many young Germans are starting to see vehicle ownership as inconvenient and old-fashioned. Keen to keep up, the auto industry is turning to car-sharing. By Thomas Hüetlin more... Comment ]

Boom Triggered By NSA: German Email Services Report Surge in Demand

Boom Triggered By NSA: German Email Services Report Surge in Demand

SPIEGEL ONLINE - August 26, 2013

German email providers are enjoying a jump in demand following the NSA data surveillance scandal. Companies are beefing up their security features and promoting their accounts as being among the most secure in the world, thanks in part to strong privacy laws. more... Comment ]