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2018

Where does
my food come from?

Consumers want to know where their food comes from, but most of the time they still don’t know – a major problem in the event of contamination. Various solutions could make supply chains more transparent.

Riding the EdTech wave

Start-ups are moving into educational technology. Some offer university courses while others advance company training by designing video games.

Sharing artfully

WeTransfer is a Dutch start-up expanding into the US and into mobiles, while remaining faithful to its user base: the creative scene. The new CEO explains his strategy.

2017

The German cloud

The country is getting a lot of attention for its strict privacy laws. But is it the only option for a data-safe harbor in Europe?

Patch me if you can

To spread viruses and malware, hackers take advantage of loopholes in IT system. Vulnerability fixes exist, but users download them all too rarely.

Focus on Russia

Russia has produced an array of new tech companies since the late 2000s. But these start-ups remain virtually unknown outside the country’s borders.

2016

All Eyes on Ireland

Dublin’s “Silicon Docks” may be known as a welcome destination for U.S. tech giants, but the Emerald Isle has plenty of native innovation to shout about .

The connected athlete

Amateurs can now enhance their performance and their health by using wireless devices and biosensors that monitor behaviour, environment and physiology.

Lights out over Ukraine

Hackers were most likely behind a power outage that affected 700,000 people in western Ukraine in December 2015. What actually happened?

2015

Keeping the data safe

What if Estonia’s system is hacked? And what if an unsavoury government, domestic or foreign, got hold of Estonia’s information?

Life after Skype

Estonian programmer Jaan Tallinn helped create the file-sharing application Kazaa and then the famous video-call system. Now he wants to save the world.

The land of e-everything

From medical records to taxes to ID cards, Estonians rely on – and trust – information technology more than any other nation in the world.

Sending a signal

Computer-science wizard Frederic Jacobs creates a new app that makes cryptography seamless and freely available to millions of mobile users

The sins of peer review

More than one million scientific articles are published every year. The process that was established to control their quality is increasingly being called into question.

2014

The content hunter

Martin Stiksel, founder of Last.fm, is back with an even more ambitious project: to organise the entire web according to each user’s behaviour.

Take it, use it, change it, create

You no longer need to be an electronics wizard to build sophisticated devices. “Makers” like the four profiled on these pages are unleashing their creativity thanks to Raspberry Pi and Arduino boards.