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Clueless Merkel forgets the F-word
Merkel suffers from Wortfindungsstörung at the IT summit in Hamburg. Photo: DPA

Clueless Merkel forgets the F-word

Angela Merkel's government is often criticized for its lack of understanding of all things digital and an appearance by the chancellor in Hamburg, which was supposed to change those perceptions, has only made things worse. READ  

Fourth time lucky for free Berlin WiFi?
Coming soon? Photo: DPA

Fourth time lucky for free Berlin WiFi?

Berlin's bid to set up a free city-wide wireless network has so far come to nothing. But city bosses are now trying for a fourth time - and hope to have the project running next year. READ  

Academic makes Twitter splash saying 'Nein'
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Academic makes Twitter splash saying 'Nein'

Former Ivy League professor of German Eric Jarosinski has become a Twitter phenomenon developing a huge social media following thanks in no small part to saying no in German. READ  

EU’s new digital boss: 'I can use an iPhone'
Günther Oettinger, digital boss. Photo: DPA

EU’s new digital boss: 'I can use an iPhone'

The European Commission's new Digital Economy and Society commissioner has boasted about his online prowess, saying he now uses the internet every day and has even mastered the calendar on his iPhone. READ  

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How to get hired at a Berlin startup

How to get hired at a Berlin startup

The Local speaks to experts from the German startup scene to find out how to get a job at a freshly-minted technology company. READ  

Google: 25,000 Germans want to be forgotten
Forget me please Google. Photo: DPA

Google: 25,000 Germans want to be forgotten

More than 25,000 Germans have taken advantage of a ruling by the EU Court of Justice in May that gave Europeans the right to request search engines like Google to remove results about them. READ  

One in three nuclear waste barrels damaged
Workers at Brunsbüttel nuclear waste storage site demonstrate a procedure for transferring waste into new barrels. Photo: DPA

One in three nuclear waste barrels damaged

Inspectors in northern Germany have found that a third of barrels containing radioactive waste at a decommissioned nuclear plant are damaged, the Schleswig-Holstein Environment Ministry said on Thursday. READ  

German scientist wins Nobel Chemistry Prize
Stefan Hell. Photo: DPA

German scientist wins Nobel Chemistry Prize

UPDATE: German scientist Stefan Hell and two Americans have won the Nobel Prize for Chemistry for advancing the microscope, the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences announced on Wednesday. READ  

Photos: Astronaut Gerst completes space walk
Alexander Gerst working while attached to a robotic arm. Photo: NASA TV/DPA

Photos: Astronaut Gerst completes space walk

German astronaut Alexander Gerst performed a spacewalk 400 kilometres above the Earth with an American colleague outside the orbiting International Space Station (ISS) on Tuesday to carry out equipment repairs and maintenance, NASA said. READ  

Internet spies greatest threat to freedom: poll
Demonstrators dressed as NSA spies outside the Bundestag in September

Internet spies greatest threat to freedom: poll

Foreign intelligence agencies and private companies collecting personal data online are the greatest threats to freedom in Germany, according to an annual poll. READ  

Grindr art project stirs Berlin LGBTQ anger
Paul Verhoeven inside his glass container. Photo: DPA

Grindr art project stirs Berlin LGBTQ anger

Dries Verhoeven, a Dutch artist who showed his conversations with other gay men using dating app Grindr on a video wall in Kreuzberg, has had to end his project after an unknowing participant expressed his displeasure with his fists. READ  

SoundCloud faces wave of jihadi postings
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SoundCloud faces wave of jihadi postings

Berlin-based SoundCloud, which allows anyone to share audio files online, plays host to huge numbers of jihadi accounts and postings supporting the Islamic State (Isis). But the uploads do not contravene German law and are not being caught by the startup's moderators. READ  

Rocket Internet shares disappoint on first day
It was more of a bear than a bull market for Rocket Internet co-founder Oliver Samwer (centre). Photo: DPA

Rocket Internet shares disappoint on first day

Start-up platform Rocket Internet entered the Frankfurt stock market on Thursday, in what was hailed as a milestone for German online firms, but the company's share price immediately fell by more than ten percent. READ  

Oettinger blames celebs for nude photo hack
Oettinger (l) appeared to misunderstand how the internet works in his comments about the photo hack which has reportedly affected celebrities including Amber Heard (r). Photo: DPA/EPA

Oettinger blames celebs for nude photo hack

German newspapers on Tuesday ridiculed incoming EU Digital Commissioner Günther Oettinger after he blamed "stupid" celebrities for having their private nude pictures hacked and spread online. READ  

Bavarian independence becomes reality online
Christian Söder at the Los Angeles headquarters of ICANN in April. Photo: DPA

Bavarian independence becomes reality online

Starting on Tuesday, people and businesses in Bavaria will be able to use web addresses with the domain .bayern, ending the Free State's online subjection to the Federal Republic of Germany. READ  

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