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2016 Corporate Responsibility Report
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Exactly!

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 1 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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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 2 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.

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Sorry, but no

Exactly!

Children are increasingly conquering the Internet. 85 percent of twelve-year-olds in Germany are already using a smartphone "every now and then." And 20 percent of kids aged six to seven are as well. Pretty smart, those little ones! But unexpected dangers are lurking around every corner on the Internet, which is why we promote safe use of this technology.

Question 3 of 15
One-third of all twelve-year-olds in Germany regularly
uses a smartphone.

Secure surfing

"Scroller" is the name of a media magazine for children ages nine to twelve. It encourages children to reflect on their use of media and help shape the digital world. Scroller is a project that is part of our Teachtoday initiative. It promotes responsible media usage among children and young people with practical offers and activities. 

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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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Right

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 5 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.