When explicit photos of her were posted online, Holly Jacobs was shocked to find that the authorities could not help. Now she has launched a campaign to turn so-called 'revenge porn' into an offense in her native US.
On Christmas wish lists this year, smart devices have dropped to second place in Germany.
Deutsche Post DHL is testing a drone that could be used to deliver goods in hard-to-reach places.
Not much is known about the US government's policy and ability to shut down wireless communications in case of national emergencies, such as terrorist attacks. That could change come January.
Fewer young people are using Facebook, and turning toward a plethora of other social media sites. Is the world's largest social network getting old?
The Philippines are wracked with suffering and destruction following Typhoon Haiyan. The country needs urgent help, and online social networks are playing an important role in providing it.
German researchers have developed a prototype glove that recognizes words written in mid air. The system could spell the end of the annoying practice of typing texts onto tiny touchscreens.
Is a Ministry of the Internet in Germany's future? Young German politicians feel it's that important. But it wouldn't mend gaps in how parties envision the future of the Internet - especially in terms of surveillance.
Online dating aficionados, fed up with trawling through endless profiles and failing to find "the one," are turning to Tinder. The app is like a dating satnav, and it's catching on fast.
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This week: A taste of Europe's Digital Agenda: panel discussion in Brussels (09.12.2013)
Even though she isn't the youngest European politician around, EU Commissioner Neelie Kroes is no stranger to the Internet. She says Europe must catch up - by scrapping roaming charges, and expanding broadband coverage.
Bitcoin's hot in China, but the central bank is against deposits from businesses that use it.
Anne Frank's life story is associated all over the world with the atrocities of the Nazi regime. Now a German game designer has turned her life in hiding into a computer game. But is this going too far?
Germany's Chaos Computer Club claims it's cracked the biometric security of Apple's TouchID on a new iPhone 5s. But experts have being saying for years the technology's not up to it.
The Ninja media group want independent journalism and a revolution of Brazil's media coverage. During the country's recent unrest, the citizen journalists were hailed as an alternative to major media outlets.
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