NSA Experts: 'National Security Has Become a State Religion'

NSA Experts: 'National Security Has Become a State Religion'

SPIEGEL ONLINE - July 04, 2014

In a SPIEGEL interview, Edward Snowden's lawyer, Jesselyn Radack, and former NSA contractor Thomas Drake discuss the reasons behind the American spying agency's obssession with collecting data. Interview Conducted By Sven Becker, Marcel Rosenbach and Jörg Schindler more... Comment ]

Abbreviations Explained: How to Read the NSA Documents

SPIEGEL ONLINE - June 18, 2014

NOFORN, SIGDEV, WHARPDRIVE: Intelligence services are fond of code names and abbreviations. This glossary helps explain important terms. more...

NSA in Germany: Why We Are Posting Secret Documents

NSA in Germany: Why We Are Posting Secret Documents

SPIEGEL ONLINE - June 18, 2014

Documents leaked by Edward Snowden show that Germany is home to the NSA's most important activities on the Continent. It's time the German public knew what they are -- and about their own government's involvement. A DER SPIEGEL Editorial more... Comment ]

Interview with Ex-Stasi Agent: 'The Scope of NSA Surveillance Surprised Me'

Interview with Ex-Stasi Agent: 'The Scope of NSA Surveillance Surprised Me'

SPIEGEL ONLINE - June 18, 2014

During the Cold War, West Germany's foreign intelligence service cooperated closely with the NSA. Klaus Eichner, an agent with the East German Stasi, monitored it at the time, and now he tells SPIEGEL what he knew about the collaboration. Interview Conducted by Michael Sontheimer and Andy Müller-Maguhn more... Comment ]

Spying Together: Germany's Deep Cooperation with the NSA

Spying Together: Germany's Deep Cooperation with the NSA

SPIEGEL ONLINE - June 18, 2014

Cooperation between Germany's foreign intelligence service, the BND, and America's NSA is deeper than previously believed. German agents appear to have crossed into constitutionally questionable territory. By SPIEGEL Staff more... Comment ]

New NSA Revelations: Inside Snowden's Germany File

New NSA Revelations: Inside Snowden's Germany File

SPIEGEL ONLINE - June 18, 2014

An analysis of secret documents leaked by Edward Snowden demonstrates that the NSA is more active in Germany than anywhere else in Europe -- and that data collected here may have helped kill suspected terrorists. By SPIEGEL Staff more... Comment ]

Snowden's Lawyer: 'Mutually Agreed Solution with US Would Be Most Sensible'

Snowden's Lawyer: 'Mutually Agreed Solution with US Would Be Most Sensible'

SPIEGEL ONLINE - May 28, 2014

Is it still possible that whistleblower Edward Snowden will testify in Berlin? His German attorney Wolfgang Kaleck, 53, says it is. In an interview with SPIEGEL, he also discusses negotiations over Snowden's possible return to the US. Interview Conducted by Hubert Gude and Jörg Schindler more... Comment ]

'Risks': Snowden's Lawyer Expresses Concerns about Testimony

'Risks': Snowden's Lawyer Expresses Concerns about Testimony

SPIEGEL ONLINE - May 19, 2014

Speculation has been brewing for weeks over whether Edward Snowden will testify against the NSA from Moscow or Germany. In a letter to a parliamentary investigative committee, his lawyer has said he will advise his client against speaking in Russia. By Hubert Gude and Jörg Schindler more... Comment ]

NSA Probe: Can Snowden Be Questioned in Germany?

NSA Probe: Can Snowden Be Questioned in Germany?

SPIEGEL ONLINE - May 13, 2014

The head of a parliamentary committee investigating the NSA spying scandal, Patrick Sensburg, is critical of proposals to bring Edward Snowden into the country -- but he's exploring his options. He spoke to SPIEGEL about what that means. Interview Conducted By Hubert Gude and Jörg Schindler more... Comment ]

Investigating Surveillance: German Parliament Divided over Snowden Subpoena

Investigating Surveillance: German Parliament Divided over Snowden Subpoena

SPIEGEL ONLINE - April 14, 2014

Berlin has insisted it wants to scrutinize NSA spying in Germany. But actually inviting Edward Snowden to testify before a paraliamentary investigation is proving delicate. Some in Chancellor Merkel's party are now casting doubt on Snowden's suitability as a witness. By SPIEGEL Staff more... Comment ]

S.P.O.N. - Der Kritiker: Snowden! Snowden! Snowden!

SPIEGEL ONLINE - April 11, 2014

Aufklärung? Verdrängung! Was der NSA-Untersuchungsausschuss zurzeit anstellt, verletzt nachhaltig das Vertrauen in die Demokratie. Lasst uns vor dem Bundestag tanzen und Rechenschaft fordern. Eine Kolumne von Georg Diez mehr... Forum ]