In the wake of the NSA scandal the German capital is a growing hub of internet activists. The Science Hack Day event in Berlin has united hackers and scientists working with the dangers inherent in new techologies.
'Tis the season to be careful. From now until Christmas, Germans can get daily lessons on how to protect themselves online by opening the doors of a virtual Advent calendar provided by anti-surveillance advocates.
Germans are abandoning small villages for larger cities — and nowhere more so than in the former Communist east. Politicians say that they'll help, but property in rural eastern areas is going for a song.
A quarter of a century in the making, the new line cuts the travel time between two of Germany's biggest cities to just four hours. The project was the biggest and most expensive of its kind in Europe.
If you have an apartment in Berlin, you can consider yourself lucky. The market is tight and the city is all the rage, causing owners to rent out more flats to tourists and worsening an already severe housing shortage.
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