DW's series Digital Germany shows how digitization is changing the lives of Germans. What new opportunities does it present? And what dangers?
"Let others invent" was the Spanish slogan for a long time. However, the Spaniards are taking an unlikely lead in the latest digital revolution, becoming a focal point in Blockchain technology and the Internet of Things.
Finally, the German government has decided to focus on digitalization, four years after three ministries rolled out a joint "digital agenda." But the new chief of digital affairs will have her work cut out for her.
The EU has unveiled a proposal to overhaul how multinational tech giants are taxed in the 28-nation bloc to prevent the companies from exploiting tax loopholes. The move is likely to exacerbate global trade tensions.
The cyberattack on Germany's government network tells us nothing new about espionage but a lot about risk in the digital age. And that calls for some rethinking, says DW’s Matthias von Hein.
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