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 ]

German Minister: 'US Operating Without any Kind of Boundaries'

German Minister: 'US Operating Without any Kind of Boundaries'

SPIEGEL ONLINE - April 09, 2014

In an interview, German Interior Minister Thomas de Maizière, 60, warns that American spying has become "boundless" and expresses sorrow that approval ratings for the United States have plummeted in Germany. Interview Conducted By Jörg Schindler, Alfred Weinzierl and Peter Müller more... Comment ]

NSA Book Review: 'Most Germans Don't Share These Concerns'

NSA Book Review: 'Most Germans Don't Share These Concerns'

SPIEGEL ONLINE - April 01, 2014

The head of Germany's agency in charge of counterintelligence reviews the new book by the reporters behind SPIEGEL's NSA coverage. He says many fears raised are overplayed, but also warns people need to take greater care with their data. By Hans-Georg Maassen more... Comment ]

Inside TAO: Documents Reveal Top NSA Hacking Unit

Inside TAO: Documents Reveal Top NSA Hacking Unit

SPIEGEL ONLINE - December 29, 2013

The NSA's TAO hacking unit is considered to be the intelligence agency's top secret weapon. It maintains its own covert network, infiltrates computers around the world and even intercepts shipping deliveries to plant back doors in electronics ordered by those it is targeting. By SPIEGEL Staff more... Comment ]

Friendly Fire: How GCHQ Monitors Germany, Israel and the EU

Friendly Fire: How GCHQ Monitors Germany, Israel and the EU

SPIEGEL ONLINE - December 20, 2013

Documents from the archive of whistleblower and former NSA worker Edward Snowden show that Britain's GCHQ signals intelligence agency has targeted European, German and Israeli politicians for surveillance. By Laura Poitras, Marcel Rosenbach and Holger Stark more... Comment ]

'Royal Concierge': GCHQ Monitors Diplomats' Hotel Bookings

'Royal Concierge': GCHQ Monitors Diplomats' Hotel Bookings

SPIEGEL ONLINE - November 17, 2013

Britain's GCHQ intelligence service monitors diplomats' travels using a sophisticated automated system that tracks hotel bookings. Once a room has been identified, it opens the door to a variety of spying options. By Laura Poitras, Marcel Rosenbach and Holger Stark more... Comment ]

Oil Espionage: How the NSA and GCHQ Spied on OPEC

Oil Espionage: How the NSA and GCHQ Spied on OPEC

SPIEGEL ONLINE - November 11, 2013

America's NSA and Britain's GCHQ are both spying on the OPEC oil cartel, documents from whistleblower Edward Snowden reveal. The security of the global energy supply is one of the most important issues for the intelligence agencies. By SPIEGEL Staff more... Comment ]

Quantum Spying: GCHQ Used Fake LinkedIn Pages to Target Engineers

Quantum Spying: GCHQ Used Fake LinkedIn Pages to Target Engineers

SPIEGEL ONLINE - November 11, 2013

Elite GCHQ teams targeted employees of mobile communications companies and billing companies to gain access to their company networks. The spies used fake copies of LinkedIn profiles as one of their tools. By SPIEGEL Staff more... Comment ]

Cyber Attack: Belgians Angered by British Spying

Cyber Attack: Belgians Angered by British Spying

SPIEGEL ONLINE - September 20, 2013

The hacking attack by Britain's GCHQ intelligence service on Belgian telecoms provider Belgacom has angered politicians in the country. Belgium plays host to the EU's top institutions as well as NATO, and Prime Minister Elio di Rupo is considering diplomatic retaliation. By Gregor Peter Schmitz in Brussels more... Comment ]

Belgacom Attack: Britain's GCHQ Hacked Belgian Telecoms Firm

Belgacom Attack: Britain's GCHQ Hacked Belgian Telecoms Firm

SPIEGEL ONLINE - September 20, 2013

A cyber attack on Belgacom raised considerable attention last week. Documents leaked by Edward Snowden and seen by SPIEGEL indicate that Britain's GCHQ intelligence agency was responsible for the attack. more... Comment ]