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Germany orders intelligence agency to fix flaws in operations

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BERLIN, April 23 (Reuters) – The German government has ordered its foreign intelligence agency to address flaws in some of its operations, after Der Spiegel reported that agency officials indirectly helped U.S. agencies spy on European firms such as defence

NSA spying inquiry: UK-German intelligence-sharing dispute deepens

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Germany’s efforts to investigate National Security Agency (NSA) spying are being hampered by Britain’s refusal to co-operate amid threats to break off intelligence-sharing agreements, a German newspaper has reported. The claims note a heightening of tensions between Downing Street and

Witness: German intelligence helped NSA to tap Internet hub

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A witness told a German parliamentary inquiry on Thursday that America’s NSA was fed filtered data from an internet exchange point in Frankfurt, after an OK from the Chancellery in Berlin. The Eikonal project leader within Germany’s BND foreign intelligence

Futurology: Internet of Things and the NSA

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The Internet was clearly expanding beyond the computer in 2004, even three years before the launch of the Apple iPhone in 2007, so many technologists saw the possibility for every day devices to become surveillance tools for businesses and governments.

Who Is Running Phony Cell Phone Towers Around The Country?

An illustration picture shows the logo of the U.S. National Security Agency on the display of an iPhone in Berlin

On August 29, Popular Science published a map of interceptor towers, surveillance devices that masquerade as cell phone towers to intercept voice and data transmissions from every cell user in an area. 19 of the interceptors were found in the

Fake Cell Towers Allow the NSA and Police to Keep Track of You

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The Internet is abuzz with reports of mysterious devices sprinkled across America—many of them on military bases—that connect to your phone by mimicking cell phone towers and sucking up your data. There is little public information about these devices, but

Google’s upcoming trans-Pacific cable ripe for NSA intercepts

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The National Security Agency is no doubt licking their lips over the potential intelligence trove of Google’s proposed fiber optic cable, which will span the Pacific Ocean from the U.S. to Japan. As a former NSA official told VentureBeat, “Easy to

Surveillance paradise: How one man spied on NSA in Bahamas

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Following reports the Bahamas are under total NSA surveillance, Nimrod Kamer went to the Caribbean state to investigate for RT how its people cope without any privacy and why local authorities refuse to lift a finger to restore it. Kamer,

Germany NSA’s main target, claims ex-staffer

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Drake, an NSA executive turned whistleblower, said the US National Security Agency (NSA) wanted to punish Germany to a “certain extent” for failing to notice that an al Qaeda terrorist cell had planned the attack series from Hamburg. The cell

Researchers Find and Decode the Spy Tools Governments Use to Hijack Phones

NSA surveillance program revelations continue to surface

Newly uncovered components of a digital surveillance tool used by more than 60 governments worldwide provide a rare glimpse at the extensive ways law enforcement and intelligence agencies use the tool to surreptitiously record and steal data from mobile phones.

Greenwald: ‘European leaders have not shown Brazil’s courage’

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DW: The so-called “Handygate” scandal – the monitoring of Chancellor Merkel’s phone by the NSA: Were German intelligence services aware of those efforts? Glenn Greenwald: The documents published by Der Spiegel that reported on the NSA’s surveillance on Chancellor Merkel’s

Intelligence agencies have direct access to telcoms’ infrastructure, Vodafone reveals

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Government intelligence agencies have direct access to telecommunication companies’ infrastructure which allows them to spy and record phone calls leaving no paper trail, the UK’s largest mobile phone company Vodafone has revealed. The British operator said wires have been attached

WikiLeaks claims Google director helped the NSA spy on Afghanistan

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Transparency group WikiLeaks blasted fellow secret-spillers The Intercept last week for censoring the name of a country targeted by United States surveillance. WikiLeaks alleges the nation to be Afghanistan, but the story might not stop right there. When journalist Glenn

Schneier: Divide espionage from surveillance

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(CNN) – According to NSA documents published in Glenn Greenwald’s new book “No Place to Hide,” we now know that the NSA spies on embassies and missions all over the world, including those of Brazil, Bulgaria, Colombia, the European Union,

Merkel urged to press Obama on NSA scandal ahead of Washington talks

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Angela Merkel should ask Barack Obama to destroy her NSA file when she meets the American president in Washington this week, a leading German opposition politician has told the Guardian. The Greens warn that failure to address the intelligence monitor

U.S. knocks plans for European communication network

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(Reuters) – The United States on Friday criticized proposals to build a European communication network to avoid emails and other data passing through the United States, warning that such rules could breach international trade laws. In its annual review of

Why CIA, NSA can’t spy on Putin?

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Earlier this month, as Russia began its move in Crimea, U.S. spy agencies reportedly found a worrying silence in the spot where they were listening most attentively — the digital space around Russian President Vladimir Putin and his military brass.

U.S. now bugging German ministers in place of Merkel – report

German Chancellor Merkel holds a BlackBerry Z10 smartphone featuring high security Secusite software at the booth of Secusmart during her opening tour at the CeBit computer fair in Hanover

(Reuters) – The U.S. National Security Agency (NSA) has stepped up its surveillance of senior German government officials since being ordered by Barack Obama to halt its spying on Chancellor Angela Merkel, Bild am Sonntag paper reported on Sunday. Revelations

Merkel and Hollande to discuss European communication network avoiding U.S.

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BERLIN (Reuters) – German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Saturday she would talk to French President Francois Hollande about building up a European communication network to avoid emails and other data passing through the United States. Merkel, who visits France