The Digital Arms Race: NSA Preps America for Future Battle

The Digital Arms Race: NSA Preps America for Future Battle

SPIEGEL ONLINE - January 17, 2015

The NSA's mass surveillance is just the beginning. Documents from Edward Snowden show that the intelligence agency is arming America for future digital wars -- a struggle for control of the Internet that is already well underway. By Jacob Appelbaum, Aaron Gibson, Claudio Guarnieri, Andy Müller-Maguhn, Laura Poitras, Marcel Rosenbach, Leif Ryge, Hilmar Schmundt and Michael Sontheimer more... Comment ]

Prying Eyes: Inside the NSA's War on Internet Security

Prying Eyes: Inside the NSA's War on Internet Security

SPIEGEL ONLINE - December 28, 2014

US and British intelligence agencies undertake every effort imaginable to crack all types of encrypted Internet communication. The cloud, it seems, is full of holes. The good news: New Snowden documents show that some forms of encryption still cause problems for the NSA. By SPIEGEL Staff 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 ]

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 ]