Data protection activists are up in arms as Google buys up Nest Labs for over €2bn. Nest Labs gathers data on consumer habits in the home. It potentially takes Google from Street-View, into Home-View.
The UK capital London has transformed its public transport network into one that actually works. It's long used ticketing data to improve services. Now WiFi and Bluetooth could help with overcrowding.
As homes grow in intelligence and ubiquity, savvy smart home owners need to be asking themselves the right questions - and demanding secure products from vendors, argues DW's Janelle Dumalaon.
The EU-US Privacy Shield data-sharing deal meant to protect Europeans' personal information is up for its first review. EU Justice Commissioner Vera Jourova told DW the assessment was a "moment of truth."
As recently as 2013, Angela Merkel called the internet "new territory," to titters of amusement. Within one election cycle, talk has turned to whether Facebook and Google affected the German election results.
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