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Bavaria Confesses To German State Trojan – S

clickforfreepizza (2465094) writes | more than 2 years ago

Privacy 2

clickforfreepizza (2465094) writes "News on the German "state trojan" analyzed by the CCC:

[The] Bavarian Interior Minister [confirmed] that state officials had indeed used the software, but argued that the use had been conducted legally.


[A] lawyer said his client had had the software in question installed on his computer during a customs check.

That software, which could be legally used for monitoring telecommunications, had been altered to allow it to grab screen shots.

The H's sister reports (German) this case involves nothing like terrorism, but legal substances which "may become" illegal when exported.

The Bavarian press release (German) also says the code analyzed by the CCC might be an earlier test version."

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Title cut off: "... – Sort Of" (1)

clickforfreepizza (2465094) | more than 2 years ago | (#37665750)

The title was not cut off in preview. It should have ended in "– Sort Of", because of the implied possibility that the final version of the code was totally different and legal. Yeah, right.

Update: 3 more states confess (1)

clickforfreepizza (2465094) | more than 2 years ago | (#37671564)

Three more German states say they used/are using the (modified/similar) trojan, without breaking the law. Newspaper article in German. []
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