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 ]

Former NSA Director: 'Shame On Us'

Former NSA Director: 'Shame On Us'

SPIEGEL ONLINE - March 24, 2014

In a SPIEGEL interview, former NSA director Michael Hayden, 69, discusses revelations of US spying on Germany made public in documents leaked by Edward Snowden, surveillance against German leaders and tensions between Berlin and Washington. Interview Conducted By Marc Hujer and Holger Stark more... Comment ]

Targeting Huawei: NSA Spied on Chinese Government and Networking Firm

Targeting Huawei: NSA Spied on Chinese Government and Networking Firm

SPIEGEL ONLINE - March 22, 2014

According to documents viewed by SPIEGEL, America'a NSA intelligence agency put considerable efforts into spying on Chinese politicians and firms. One major target was Huawei, a company that is fast becoming a major Internet player. more... Comment ]

Iraq War Critic: NSA Targeted Gerhard Schröder's Mobile Phone

Iraq War Critic: NSA Targeted Gerhard Schröder's Mobile Phone

SPIEGEL ONLINE - February 05, 2014

It wasn't only Chancellor Angela Merkel's mobile phone that was on the NSA's target list. New German media reports claim the US spy agency also tapped Gerhard Schröder's phone calls in the run-up to the 2003 Iraq war. more... Comment ]

Shopping for Spy Gear: Catalog Advertises NSA Toolbox

Shopping for Spy Gear: Catalog Advertises NSA Toolbox

SPIEGEL ONLINE - December 29, 2013

After years of speculation that electronics can be accessed by intelligence agencies through a back door, an internal NSA catalog reveals that such methods already exist for numerous end-user devices. By Jacob Appelbaum, Judith Horchert and Christian Stöcker 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 ]

Declassified Documents: NSA Wanted To Collect Geolocation Data

Declassified Documents: NSA Wanted To Collect Geolocation Data

SPIEGEL ONLINE - November 19, 2013

The White House had to declassify NSA documents once again this week. The papers show that the NSA also wanted to collect and save mobile phone location information domestically and may already be doing so. By Christian Stöcker more... Comment ]

NSA Fallout: Berlin Moves to Increase Mobile Phone Security

NSA Fallout: Berlin Moves to Increase Mobile Phone Security

SPIEGEL ONLINE - November 11, 2013

After learning that Angela Merkel's phone was spied on, the agency responsible for information security is checking the mobile phones used by government officials. Some are already using new devices that supposedly haven't been cracked by foreign intelligence. 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 ]