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The Green Google Berlin Search Engine Uses Profits to Plant Trees

For every 45 inquiries conducted on its search engine, Berlin startup Ecosia has a seedling planted somewhere in the world. Its founder wants to fight climate change by using plants to remove CO2 from the atmosphere. His plan has been surprisingly successful. Von Marcel Rosenbach
24. Juli 2019, 13:04 Uhr

Digital Darwinism We Need New Rules for the Internet Economy

Antitrust laws only go so far when addressing companies that don't produce any physical goods. It is time to negotiate a new set of rules. Otherwise, our future economy will be dominated by just a few companies. Von Armin Mahler
3. November 2017, 18:12 Uhr

The Electric Shock E-Mobility Gets Existential for German Carmakers

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
21. Januar 2017, 00:00 Uhr

Digital Democracy How Google and Facebook Can Reshape Elections

As their reach has grown, social networks have become true political players: They can mobilize voters and bombard specific users with a candidate's content. Next year's German federal election will likely be the country's first data-driven campaign, and some lawmakers are worried. Von Marcel Rosenbach
8. November 2016, 16:31 Uhr

S&M Images Max Mosely and Google End Legal Dispute

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. Von Isabell Hülsen
15. Mai 2015, 11:43 Uhr

Tomorrowland How Silicon Valley Shapes Our Future

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? Von Thomas Schulz
4. März 2015, 18:57 Uhr

Head-On Collision Photography Legends Test Drive Google Glass

Elliot Erwitt and Bruce Gilden are street photography legends who use Leica cameras and black and white film as their weapons of choice. When they meet Google Glass for the first time, it feels like a head-on collision between old masters and new technology. Von Matthias Krug und Hilmar Schmundt
20. Januar 2015, 17:20 Uhr

Europe: 1, Google: 0 EU Court Ruling a Victory for Privacy

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. Von SPIEGEL Staff
20. Mai 2014, 18:58 Uhr

Max Mosley Google Is So 'Arrogant They Do Whatever They Like'

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. Von Susanne Amann und Isabell Hülsen
29. Januar 2014, 19:08 Uhr

Robotics Challenge Creating the Disaster Response of the Future

Seventeen rescue robots are competing in Florida this weekend, where their task is to clear away debris, break through walls and climb ladders -- a test run for their use in future disaster scenarios. But the humanoid figures are still a little shaky on their feet. Von Johann Grolle
19. Dezember 2013, 16:32 Uhr

Translate This Google's Quest to End the Language Barrier

Can the language barrier be breached? Google certainly thinks so: Under the leadership of a computer scientist from Germany, the company is making progress toward a universal translation tool. But competition is looming from Microsoft and Facebook. Von Thomas Schulz
13. September 2013, 09:29 Uhr

Spying Scandal What's the Fuss about US Surveillance?

Having experienced two dictatorships with notoriously effective intelligence systems, Germans are furious about NSA eavesdropping. Now they want to put even stricter rules in place -- but without paying the necessary price. Von Jan Fleischhauer
5. Juli 2013, 16:54 Uhr

Living by the Numbers Big Data Knows What Your Future Holds

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. Von Martin U. Müller, Marcel Rosenbach und Thomas Schulz
17. Mai 2013, 15:57 Uhr

World from Berlin A 'Clear Defeat' for Google

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.
15. Mai 2013, 14:41 Uhr