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 ]

'A' for Angela: GCHQ and NSA Targeted Private German Companies and Merkel

'A' for Angela: GCHQ and NSA Targeted Private German Companies and Merkel

SPIEGEL ONLINE - March 29, 2014

Documents show that Britain's GCHQ intelligence service infiltrated German Internet firms and America's NSA obtained a court order to spy on Germany and collected information about the chancellor in a special database. Is it time for the country to open a formal espionage investigation? By Laura Poitras, Marcel Rosenbach and Holger Stark 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 ]

'Nothing Is Perfect': Tim Berners-Lee on 25 Years of the Web

'Nothing Is Perfect': Tim Berners-Lee on 25 Years of the Web

SPIEGEL ONLINE - March 12, 2014

Twenty-five years ago today, Tim Berners-Lee invented the World Wide Web. In an interview, he looks back on his creation -- its strengths, the threats it poses and how Edward Snowden's revelations have raised awareness about Internet integrity. Interview Conducted By Marcel Rosenbach more... Comment ]

Whither NATO? Difficulties in the Trans-Atlantic Relationship

Whither NATO? Difficulties in the Trans-Atlantic Relationship

SPIEGEL ONLINE - March 06, 2014

Revelations about NSA spying and an unequal sharing of military burdens has cast a recent shadow over the trans-Atlantic relationship. But NATO remains just as important as ever. It is time for all alliance members to recognize that fact. An Op-Ed by Secretary William Cohen and General James Jones more... Comment ]

GCHQ Revealed: Inside Her Majesty's Listening Service

GCHQ Revealed: Inside Her Majesty's Listening Service

SPIEGEL ONLINE - February 27, 2014

The Snowden files have brought the shocking espionage activities of the UK's Government Communications Headquarters into the open. Former employees describe an agency with shifting goals, a strong honor code -- and an inferiority complex. By Christoph Scheuermann more... Comment ]

Interview with German Foreign Minister Steinmeier: 'History Judges the Success of Foreign Policy'

Interview with German Foreign Minister Steinmeier: 'History Judges the Success of Foreign Policy'

SPIEGEL ONLINE - February 24, 2014

German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier wants the country to take a more active approach to foreign policy. He spoke to SPIEGEL about the situation in Ukraine, the Merkel Doctrine and Germany's changing global role. Interview Conducted by Christiane Hoffmann and Ralf Neukirch more... Comment ]