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.
'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.
After Thursday's massive hike in Bitcoin's value, the cryptocurrency fell 15 percent on Friday on profit-taking. The volatility has been put down to a decision by US regulators to allow Bitcoin trade on major exchanges.
Cryptocurrencies have grabbed a lot of attention in recent days as the value of bitcoin skyrocketed to hit record highs and Venezuela announced plans to create a digital currency called "petro."
Germans are volunteering to be monitored as part of a six-month facial recognition pilot program in Berlin. Germany's interior minister is pleased with the initial results, but critics are wary of increased surveillance.
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