In the wake of the NSA spying scandal, Deutsche Telekom says its "secure mobile platform" SiMKo protects users from tapping. But critics say it's too expensive and still vulnerable to hacking.
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.
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 media's struggling to monetize online content - and avoid a Huffington future for all.
Germans prefer to amuse themselves on the Internet rather than use it for more serious pursuits, according to the results of the latest Web Index. The 2013 edition of the study ranked Germany in 16th place.
Vietnam is the biggest online games market in Southeast Asia. But local developers do it hard.
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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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.
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?
More people have smartphones than access to sanitation, but the Net can help improve water quality.
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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