Surveillance cameras are everywhere. Computers can identify us by our facial features, fingerprints or simply by the way we walk. DW investigates how a digitalized economy could serve the country’s security.
Facial recognition technology is taking hold in China, while in Europe it's considered a sign of a looming surveillance state. DW's Frank Sieren thinks there might be a happy medium.
Switzerland passed a law allowing insurers to use GPS and even drones to spy on people suspected of committing welfare fraud. A small group has now launched a campaign against it, shaking up Swiss politics along the way.
Facebook's data scandal and Baidu CEO's recent remark about the Chinese people's low sensitivity toward privacy issues have stirred up heated discussions at a time when the CPC plans new surveillance projects in China.
An outcry in Munich over legislation to widen police powers has prompted an angry rebuttal from Bavaria's interior minister. Opposition Greens say planned preventive snooping is rejected by 60 percent of Bavarians.
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