European Parliament: Snowden Will Make Video Appearance

European Parliament: Snowden Will Make Video Appearance

SPIEGEL ONLINE - December 12, 2013

Leaders in the European Parliament have agreed to allow NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden to answer questions by video, despite efforts by some conservative parliamentarians to block the testimony out of fear it could further harm trans-Atlantic relations. By Gregor Peter Schmitz more... Comment ]

Spy-Proofing: Deutsche Telekom Pushes for All-German Internet

Spy-Proofing: Deutsche Telekom Pushes for All-German Internet

SPIEGEL ONLINE - November 12, 2013

Recent revelations about NSA spying have given fresh impetus to the dream of a purely German Internet. Deutsche Telekom believes it could introduce a system safe from prying foreign surveillance, but some criticize the plan as pointless. By Frank Dohmen and Gerald Traufetter more... Comment ]

Spying Fallout: Conservative Calls for End of Data Pact 

Spying Fallout: Conservative Calls for End of Data Pact 

SPIEGEL ONLINE - October 29, 2013

With members of his party calling for consequences in the NSA spying affair, a leading member of Chancellor Angela Merkel's sister party says he wants the EU to cancel its Safe Harbor data agreement with the US. By Björn Hengst more... Comment ]

Appearances and Reality: Merkel Balks at EU Privacy Push

Appearances and Reality: Merkel Balks at EU Privacy Push

SPIEGEL ONLINE - October 28, 2013

Chancellor Merkel has put on a good show of being outraged by American spying. But, at the same time, she has impeded efforts to strengthen data security. Does she really want more privacy, or is she more interested in being accepted into the exclusive group of info-sharing countries known as the 'Five Eyes' club? By Gregor Peter Schmitz in Brussels more... Comment ]

Guardian Editor: 'British More Complacent' about Surveillance

Guardian Editor: 'British More Complacent' about Surveillance

SPIEGEL ONLINE - August 22, 2013

The Guardian has been on the front lines of exposing vast surveillance undertaken by the US and the UK -- and has been targeted by the authorities as a result. In an interview, Editor-in-Chief Alan Rusbridger talks about his confrontation with the government and why the scandal isn't making waves in Britain. more... Comment ]

Merkel and the NSA: A Scandal That Just Won't Die

Merkel and the NSA: A Scandal That Just Won't Die

SPIEGEL ONLINE - August 19, 2013

As the election approaches, Chancellor Angela Merkel is working hard to dissipate anger over controversial surveillance by German and US intelligence agencies. But every time Berlin assures voters that all is well, its claims are discredited. more... Comment ]

Ally and Target: US Intelligence Watches Germany Closely

Ally and Target: US Intelligence Watches Germany Closely

SPIEGEL ONLINE - August 12, 2013

German intelligence services cooperate closely with the NSA, but the country is also a target of US surveillance, as a document seen by SPIEGEL makes clear. The spy software XKeyscore is operated from a facility in Hesse, with some of the results landing on President Obama's desk. By Laura Poitras, Marcel Rosenbach and Holger Stark more... Comment ]

NSA Aftermath: German Firms Scramble to Boost Data Protection

NSA Aftermath: German Firms Scramble to Boost Data Protection

SPIEGEL ONLINE - August 06, 2013

German companies have long suspected China and Russia of trying to steal their secrets. But the NSA scandal has turned their attention west, forcing them to worry about prying American eyes and to rapidly bolster security measures. By SPIEGEL Staff more... Comment ]

Mass Data: Transfers from Germany Aid US Surveillance

Mass Data: Transfers from Germany Aid US Surveillance

SPIEGEL ONLINE - August 05, 2013

German intelligence sends massive amounts of intercepted data to the NSA, according to documents from whistleblower Edward Snowden, which SPIEGEL has seen. The trans-Atlantic cooperation on technical matters is also much closer than first thought. By Hubert Gude, Laura Poitras and Marcel Rosenbach more... Comment ]

'Real Time': New Leaks Show Near Total NSA Surveillance

'Real Time': New Leaks Show Near Total NSA Surveillance

SPIEGEL ONLINE - August 01, 2013

New reporting by the Guardian reveals an NSA program called XKeyscore gives the agency near limitless access to e-mails, Web browser history, social media activity and more. The program contains few checks to ensure the surveillance complies with US law. By Konrad Lischka and Christian Stöcker more...