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2016 Corporate Responsibility Report
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Sorry, but no

The danger of data theft, online spying and cybercrime is growing. Only people who know what hackers do can protect themselves from them. That is why we train ten junior recruits to become cyber security professionals every year. Completely legally and certified by the Chamber of Commerce and Industry (IHK) . Certified hackers, so to speak.

Question 1 of 15
Is it possible to be legally trained
as a hacker?

The hacker training program

Cyber defense and security experts are hard to come by. In 2014, we decided to close this gap by offering a program to train cyber security professionals alongside their job. Participants have to place themselves in the role of a hacker and sneak their way into allegedly secure IT systems. Around 300 staff members apply to take part each year. 

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Yes, we do

Whistleblowers welcome! Employees and third parties can use our Tell me! whistleblower portal to anonymously submit information if they suspect that someone in the company is violating the law or in-house regulations. We investigate every tip-off and pursue violations consistently.

Question 2 of 15
Deutsche Telekom has a special service
for whistleblowers?

Guaranteed confidentiality

Integrity, ethical conduct and personal responsibility are the keys to our company's success. We want to avoid any risk that could call our integrity into question or have a detrimental effect on our company, our employees, or our business partners, customers and shareholders. In order to do so, we need to find out about any misconduct. Confidentiality within the framework of legal provisions is guaranteed for people who use our Tell me! whistleblower portal. 

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Sorry, wrong

One of the first automated home computers was known as ECHO IV in 1966. It was meant to regulate temperature in the house, turn devices on and off and create shopping lists. It was never introduced to market, however, Its enormous size may have been one reason for this.

Question 3 of 15
Was the first smart home computer intended to be
a shopping assistant?

Conveniently conserve resources with QIVICON

One thing is for sure: machines and products are becoming smarter. For example, nowadays it is possible to use smart home technology to easily control household devices, consumer electronics and security technology via the Internet. This helps reduce energy consumption, among other things. Deutsche Telekom's manufacturer-independent smart home platform is called QIVICON. 

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You're right!

Yes – it's possible!

In 2016, T-Systems South Africa developed a smart water meter, which measures how much water is taken from a well or discharged from a water treatment facility. The system also allows leaks to be pinpointed and eliminated faster. 

Question 4 of 15
Do smartphones help
save water?

Promoting sustainable development with ICT

Our solutions help conserve valuable natural resources. M2M (machine-to-machine) offers simplify and streamline processes and allow for entirely new business models. Connecting devices in agriculture, mobility and real estate can contribute to sustainable development.

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Well done!


Robots have replaced teachers in some classrooms in South Korea. But the robot is remote-controlled from the Philippines by a real, human teacher. That way he can teach students English without an accent. Good morning, Mr. Robot!

Question 5 of 15
There are remote-controlled teachers
in South Korea.

Digital classroom

When students live too far from the next school, the school must come to them. E-learning offers have made this idea a reality. A good example: Telekom Romania provides solutions that enable Romanian children living in rural areas to attend class from home on their computers.