Google, Microsoft and other companies have come together to help Germans to blur pictures of their properties in mapping services like Google Street View.
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Moritz is a Munich-based IT-journalist with more than eight years of experience as an author under his belt.
Prosecutors in Hamburg will decide in the next two weeks whether to press charges against Google over the collection of payload data by its Street View cars.
Germany's Oktoberfest, the most well-known festival centred around Bavarian beer, food and music, came to a close on Sunday. Official statistics show fewer visitors than the year before, but those who visited the festival drank nearly as much - and used more than double the bandwidth compared to last year.
Google has just opened new premises in the German capital - its third office in the country - which will play home to the search giant's marketing, sales and lobbying efforts.
The German Federal Office for Information Security is reversing its stance on Internet Explorer, after Microsoft released an update that plugs the recently discovered security hole.
The German government's information security agency has issued a warning recommending that users should stop using Microsoft’s Internet Explorer until the company releases an fix for a recently-discovered hole in the browser.
The CEO of Germany's Deutsche Telekom has announced plans to increase the availability of high speed broadband access to around 24 million households over the next four years.
Germany's foreign minister Guido Westerwelle has told a conference that the country hopes to ban the export of tools that could allow repressive regimes to monitor their own citizens.
The cities of Hamburg and Berlin are to launch a new legal initiative to protect owners of WLAN networks from litigation if intruders commit offences on their network.
Germany's parliament has backed a proposal to put black boxes, which gather information from vehicles involved in accidents, in all of the country's new cars.