Computers and the Internet have become indispensable tools for companies and government authorities. Meanwhile online crime is also growing, however. We talk to digital entrepreneur Christian Baudis about the opportunities and risks of digitization.
A single "digitization ministry" is wanted by German industry as part of the next government. They warn Chancellor Angela Merkel that her next coalition can no longer spread digitization across four portfolios.
For years, investment in digital infrastructure has been urged in Germany, with business leaders saying the country risks being left behind. But is Europe’s powerhouse really so unprepared for the digital revolution?
German firms operating in China almost always communicate with their home bases via safe VPN connections. For a long time, Beijing tolerated such networks, but it's now cracking down on any remaining loopholes.
The Smarter app can connect people when cell service is down, to find lost relatives or ask for help. But crucial figures are opposed to the technology, and will need convincing before the app can hit the market.
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