For most people, encryption is seen as too hard to use, a bit niche, or something for the 'tin foil hat' brigade. A German project's hoping to change all that.
The German View
From SAP and Software AG to startups, a look at the new developments in the largest economy of Western Europe from an insider's perspective.
From the day he brought home a modem and dialed in to a local BBS in 1991, Michael has been obsessed with technology and how it enables collaboration. He has a master's degree in journalism from UC Berkeley, and has worked in and around the technology start-up scenes in San Francisco and Berlin.
Sara Zaske is a journalist based in Berlin. She has written on technology, development, and the environment for a variety of publications including ZDNet, the San Francisco Examiner, Sierra magazine and RCR Wireless News.
The German Climate Computing Center has tapped IBM for storage smarts as it gears up to replace its Blizzard supercomputer.
The world's largest parcel company is testing out some interesting new tech to help deliver its parcels.
Amazon and DHL are piloting a scheme that will see deliveries made straight to Audi owners' vehicles - whether they're there or not.
Germany's data protection watchdog has ruled Google must abide by an earlier order to limit its data collection practices.
Telecoms giant Vodafone has begun offering Voice over LTE calling in Germany, in its latest move to introduce the standard in Europe.
Germany's CeBIT trade show is one of the biggest dates in the enterprise technology calendar. Here's what going down in Hannover this year.
The port of Hamburg is transforming itself with technology, using telematics, analytics, and mobile apps to help it run smoothly.
From Bill Gates' unveiling of Windows 95 to Edward Snowden's keynote this year, CeBIT is still one of tech's biggest shindigs.
Microsoft has struck a deal with Deutsche Telekom that will see the operator sell Lumia and Office 365 to its roughly 90 million mobile subscribers across 12 countries.
Industrie 4.0 has become a favourite theme for the country, with Siemens among automation's chief cheerleaders.
The German Ministry of Transport is paving the way for autonomous cars to hit one freeway with both dedicated and mixed lanes.
Vodafone has joined Deutsche Telekom in offering an encrypted comms app for German corporates.
In Germany, data watchdogs will meet this week to debate the future of the Safe Harbor agreement in the post-Snowden world.
Nokia has opened the doors to a new mobile security hub in the German capital.
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