Tag: East Germany

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

Why Germany Must Spy on the Turks

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For over a year, Germans have expressed mounting outrage at revelations of American espionage in their country. The opportunity to shake one’s head and wag one’s finger, especially at uncouth Americans, is one that many Germans enjoy, and Washington’s eavesdropping on

How Edward Snowden Broke the Spy Game

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There was a time, not long ago, that an unspoken truth was shared by the international community: All countries, even close allies, spy on one another. This was especially true during the Cold War. The United States spied on Russia,

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

NSA’s spying humiliates Germany, again

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According to a now well-established media narrative, German outrage over National Security Agency (NSA) spying has historical roots. Today’s uproar reflects yesterday’s bitter experience of domestic surveillance under Nazi and, more recently, East German Communist rule, we are told. “But

REVIEW: Stasiland

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By Anna Funder. London, UK: Granta Books, 2003. 288 pages. _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ I have a confession to make. I was at first put off by the title of this book.[1] It sounded so reductive, as if one might sum up East

REVIEW: The Stasi Files. East Germany’s Operations Against Britain

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By Anthony Glees. London, UK: Free Press, 2003. 461 pages. ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________ The East German security police, the notorious Stasi whose reign of terror ended when the Communist system collapsed in 1989, was the offspring of two separate traditions of state

REVIEW: The Stasi. Myth and Reality

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By Mike Dennis. London, UK: Pearson Education Limited, 2003. 269 pages. __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ The Confused Octopus: The Stasi in East Germany. In The Stasi: Myth and Reality, Mike Dennis investigates, through historical records, the rise, maintenance, and fall of the East