German authorities have launched a test of automatic facial recognition technology at a Berlin railway station, which proponents say could be used to improve security in the future. But privacy is a sensitive subject and there are even more doubts.
Germany's interior minister says that a new electronic anti-crime identification system works well but needs more testing. Data protection activists, however, are very concerned about the number of false identifications.
Germany's interior minister has joined the chorus of politicians expressing concern over the burning of Israeli flags in Berlin. Germany's Central Council of Jews has been calling for an anti-Semitism commissioner.
German police have carried out nine raids in connection with an investigation into Berlin's Islamist scene and last December's Christmas market attack. Some suspects are thought to have joined the "Islamic State."
Police in Berlin have said that two bags of bullets found near a Christmas market in western Berlin had no link to terrorist activities. The munitions were uncovered in an underground car park.
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