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2016 Corporate Responsibility Report
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Unfortunately, yes!

Unfortunately, yes!

Around 247 billion e-mails are sent worldwide every day. Studies suggest that roughly 80 percent of those e-mails are spam – i.e., e-mails that consist of unwanted advertising. 

Question 1 of 15
Are 80 percent of all
e-mails spam?

Did I subscribe to this?

Whether it be viruses, trojans, phishing or subscription traps – threats are lurking around every corner online. Spam e-mails with harmful content are often the source. Once such an e-mail's attachments have been opened, it is often too late and the computer is infected.
Our digital guide at is our contribution to improved online security. It contains informative texts, checklists, tests and films for Internet users to expand their knowledge and protect themselves.

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Yes, indeed!

Sorry, wrong

Hacker attacks are not a new thing. In 1988, a computer science student brought the entire Internet to a standstill. Oops!

Question 2 of 15
Has anyone ever turned off the
entire Internet?

Strong defense

Nowadays, hacker attacks can do a lot more harm than 30 years ago. That is why Deutsche Telekom has set up its own Cyber Defense Center where attacks are extensively analyzed and stopped.

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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 3 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, 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 4 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, indeed!

Yes, they can

"Need fresh grass! Love, Bessie"? Not exactly. Sensors in a collar measure the cow's vital signs and activity and send the information to a data collector. The data collector then sends text messages to the farmer, for example, when a cow is about to give birth. 

Question 5 of 15
Can cows send
text messages?

Machines are learning how to communicate

Digitization in agriculture is moving forward in leaps and bounds. Our main goal is to help farmers work more sustainably using smart technologies . The basis for this is machine-to-machine communication (M2M), i.e., largely automated data exchange between devices. This helps farmers reduce their use of water and fertilizer as well as their CO2 emissions.