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German Intel Agency Helps NSA Tap Fiber Optic Cables in Germany

Anonymous Coward writes | about 3 months ago

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An anonymous reader writes "Der Spiegel has written a piece on the extent of collaboration between Germany's intelligence agency, Bundesnachrichtendienst (BND), and the U.S.'s National Security Agency (NSA). The sources cited in the piece do reveal BND's enthusiastic collusion in enabling the NSA to tap fiber optic cables in Germany, but they seem inconclusive as to how much information from the NSA's collection activity in the country is actually shared between the NSA and BND. Of note is evidence that the NSA's collection methods do not automatically exclude German companies and organizations from their data sweep; intelligence personnel have to rectro-actively do so on an individual basis when they realize that they are surveilling German targets. Germany's constitution protects against un-warranted surveillance of correspondence, either by post or telecommunications, of German citizens in Germany or abroad and foreigners on German soil."

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Another link that shows a bit more (1)

schwit1 (797399) | about 3 months ago | (#47276181)

Re:Another link that shows a bit more (1)

AHuxley (892839) | about 3 months ago | (#47278311)

The AC submission is worded to spin the taps as been legal in German and with total German legal oversight ie just a non news tech swap?
The use of the term "intelligence personnel" seems like sock puppet talking points.
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