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The Krypton Temple: China's Surging Tech Start-Up Scene

The Krypton Temple: China's Surging Tech Start-Up Scene

SPIEGEL ONLINE - February 13, 2014

A decade ago, the tech scene in China was grim. But these days young start-ups are turning heads and attracting investors from overseas. As their products find success abroad, Chinese entrepreneurs are acting locally, but thinking globally. By Bernhard Zand in Beijing more... Comment ]

Olympische Spiele: Experten warnen vor Hackerangriffen in Sotschi

Olympische Spiele: Experten warnen vor Hackerangriffen in Sotschi

SPIEGEL ONLINE - February 06, 2014

Kriminelle versuchen offenbar, das Interesse an den Olympischen Winterspielen auszunutzen, um am Ort selbst und im Internet neue Opfer zu finden. Ein US-Reporter machte in Russland einen Selbstversuch: Es dauerte nur 24 Stunden, bis Handy und Rechner gekapert wurden. mehr... Forum ]

Digital Independence: NSA Scandal Boosts German Tech Industry

Digital Independence: NSA Scandal Boosts German Tech Industry

SPIEGEL ONLINE - February 04, 2014

The German IT sector is hoping to profit from trust lost in American technology firms in the aftermath of the NSA spying scandal. But critics warn that plans to create a European routing system could affect the openness of the Internet. By Hilmar Schmundt and Gerald Traufetter more... Comment ]

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 ]

NSA's Secret Toolbox: Unit Offers Spy Gadgets for Every Need

NSA's Secret Toolbox: Unit Offers Spy Gadgets for Every Need

SPIEGEL ONLINE - December 30, 2013

The NSA has a secret unit that produces special equipment ranging from spyware for computers and cell phones to listening posts and USB sticks that work as bugging devices. Here are some excerpts from the intelligence agency's own catalog. more... Comment ]

Woman at the Window: Judging Edward Snowden from Next Door

Woman at the Window: Judging Edward Snowden from Next Door

SPIEGEL ONLINE - December 06, 2013

Joyce Kinsey and Edward Snowden were neighbors. She observed him night and day. Now that he's gone, she is passing judgment on the former NSA contractor turned whistleblower. Like many Americans, Kinsey views the world from a narrow suburban perspective. By Alexander Osang more... Comment ]

Passively 'Sniffing' Data: How Mobile Network Spying Works

Passively 'Sniffing' Data: How Mobile Network Spying Works

SPIEGEL ONLINE - November 15, 2013

British intelligence agency GCHQ has been targeting mobile phone company networks. Telecoms security expert Philippe Langlois explains what they can find this way, and how users can protect themselves from such snooping. Interview by Christian Stöcker more... Comment ]

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 ]