German journalists discovered that a minor security flaw could have given them control over several hundred industrial systems connected directly to the internet.
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.
A recent deal between Germany's biggest telco and a community hotspot provider shows one way carriers are tackling the growing tide of mobile data using Wi-Fi offloading.
A regional court in Germany has ruled that Facebook is not subject to German privacy law, thanks to being headquartered in Dublin.
The Motorola Mobility patent that also blocked push mail sync in Apple's iCloud in Germany is now finding itself on shaky ground.
Apple has seen its gesture-based unblocking system invalidated by Germany's federal patent court.
Although the so-called 'Google tax' has lost its most important features, it's on its way to becoming law, creating uncertainty for freelance journalists and business opportunities for lawyers.
ZTE has lost the first round in a patent battle against fellow Chinese telecoms company Huawei in a German court. ZTE plans, of course, to appeal the decision and is telling customers not to worry.
Nokia has blocked the sale of some HTC devices in Germany, but HTC says it has already removed the infringing function from devices currently sold in the country.
The German car maker has signed Infosys up for a five-year application infrastructure management deal, spurring the outsourcer to open a new facility.
Nokia has lost two patent rulings in Germany, including one 'flagship' patent at issue in over 30 infringement cases.