EU Commissioner for Competition Margrethe Vestager, 49, has made a name for herself by taking on Google, Apple and Starbucks. She talks to DER SPIEGEL about her current investigation into possible automaker collusion and Facebook's responsibilities to its users.Von Peter Müller und Isabell Hülsen
The Paradise Papers offer only the most recent look into the widespread practice of tax avoidance. Governments around the world have taken steps recently to block such strategies, but it is unclear whether they will ultimately be successful.Von Christian Reiermann
The automobile of the future drives autonomously and runs on batteries. Daimler, VW and BMW, which have waited dangerously long to join the trend, are on the verge of the biggest upheaval in their history. Can the reboot succeed?Von Simon Hage und Dietmar Hawranek
Wer im Auto laut Radio hört, läuft Gefahr, Martinshörner zu überhören. Eine Erfindung von Karlsruher Studenten macht auf die Sirenen von Einsatzfahrzeugen aufmerksam - per Leuchtdiode.Von Stefan Simons
Das neue U2-Album gratis für eine halbe Milliarde iTunes-Nutzer? Viele hatten da gar keine Lust drauf. Band-Chef Bono gibt sich nun zerknirscht wegen der misslungenen Marketing-Aktion - man habe sich "hinreißen lassen".
Apple und U2 haben einer halben Milliarde iTunes-Nutzer das neue Album der Band geschenkt. Doch viele wollten es gar nicht - konnten es aber nicht löschen. Jetzt hat der Konzern auf die Kritik reagiert.
Marketing-Allianz im Zeichen des Pathos-Pop: Ungefragt haben U2 via Apple einer halben Milliarde Menschen ihr neues Album "Songs of Innocence" geschenkt - aber was hat Heulboje Bono den iTunes-Nutzern musikalisch zu bieten?Von Felix Bayer
Eine Kindersicherung fehlte im Online-Shop, und so begann die Einkaufstour vieler Sprösslinge bei "Google Play" auf Handys oder Tablets. Jetzt muss Google die Eltern mit 19 Millionen Dollar entschädigen.
The head of German Internet giant Deutsche Telekom has criticized European reaction to the NSA spying scandal and demanded the EU set international privacy standards. US technology players also published an open letter calling for major changes to spying laws.
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.Von Thomas Schulz
Apple recently launched the latest top-end model of its wildly successful iPhone, the 5S, to much fanfare. But a German hacker organization has thrown a wrench in the works by bypassing the smartphone's much-heralded fingerprint scanner just two days after launch.
The US intelligence agency NSA has been taking advantage of the smartphone boom. It has developed the ability to hack into iPhones, android devices and even the BlackBerry, previously believed to be particularly secure.Von Marcel Rosenbach, Laura Poitras und Holger Stark
SPIEGEL has learned from internal NSA documents that the US intelligence agency has the capability of tapping user data from the iPhone, devices using Android as well as BlackBerry, a system previously believed to be highly secure.
Apple might have abandoned manufacturing supplier Foxconn in the wake of a scandal over deplorable working conditions in its Chinese factories, but it seems that labor rights violations are also rife at Pegatron, its new partner.Von Hilmar Schmundt und Bernhard Zand
Plenty of schools use iPads. But what if the entire education experience were offered via tablet computer? That is what several new schools in the Netherlands plan to do. There will be no blackboards or schedules. Is this the end of the classroom?Von Marco Evers
The death of Apple founder Steve Jobs this week has unleashed an outpouring of grief around the world with many hailing him for having revolutionized our understanding of technology. German commentators enter the fray on Friday.