War on Whistleblowers: Berlin Gets Serious in the Search for Moles

War on Whistleblowers: Berlin Gets Serious in the Search for Moles

SPIEGEL ONLINE - December 01, 2014

The German government has had enough of reading about state secrets in the media. SPIEGEL has learned that officials are now preparing to file a criminal complaint against unknown persons and has undertaken other efforts to identify moles as well. By SPIEGEL Staff more... Comment ]

Spiraling Spying: Suspected Double Agent Further Strains German-US Ties

Spiraling Spying: Suspected Double Agent Further Strains German-US Ties

SPIEGEL ONLINE - July 09, 2014

A year after revelations of the NSA's wide scale spying activities first emerged, the arrest of an employee at the German foreign intelligence service, suspected of being a double agent, is testing the limits of Berlin's patience with Washington. By SPIEGEL Staff more... Comment ]

Woman at the Window: Judging Edward Snowden from Next Door

Woman at the Window: Judging Edward Snowden from Next Door

SPIEGEL ONLINE - December 06, 2013

Joyce Kinsey and Edward Snowden were neighbors. She observed him night and day. Now that he's gone, she is passing judgment on the former NSA contractor turned whistleblower. Like many Americans, Kinsey views the world from a narrow suburban perspective. By Alexander Osang more... Comment ]

Spionage-Prozess: Ex-Nato-Mitarbeiter muss sieben Jahre in Haft

Spionage-Prozess: Ex-Nato-Mitarbeiter muss sieben Jahre in Haft

SPIEGEL ONLINE - November 19, 2013

Er sieht sich als Whistleblower, das Gericht hielt ihn für einen Verräter: Ein IT-Experte muss sieben Jahre in Haft, weil er geheime Dateien aus dem Nato-Stützpunkt Ramstein schmuggelte. Das Urteil blieb nur knapp unter der Forderung der Anklage. mehr... Forum ]

Spionage-Prozess: Der Coup des Herrn K.

Spionage-Prozess: Der Coup des Herrn K.

SPIEGEL ONLINE - November 11, 2013

Whistleblower oder Verräter? In Koblenz steht der frühere Nato-Mitarbeiter Manfred K. vor Gericht, der geheime Unterlagen stahl. Die Frage ist, warum er das tat. Seine Anwälte zeichnen das Bild eines Sonderlings, der Schwachstellen im Verteidigungsbündnis aufdecken wollte. Von Jörg Diehl, Koblenz mehr... Forum ]

Codependent: Merkel's Pragmatic Approach to the NSA Scandal

Codependent: Merkel's Pragmatic Approach to the NSA Scandal

SPIEGEL ONLINE - November 04, 2013

Chancellor Merkel might be furious about the NSA's unscrupulous surveillance activities, but reluctance to anger her partners in Washington prevents her from imposing sanctions. Trade issues aside, Germany itself depends heavily on intelligence gathered by the US agency. By SPIEGEL Staff more... Comment ]

Germany's Quandary: The Debate over Asylum for Snowden

Germany's Quandary: The Debate over Asylum for Snowden

SPIEGEL ONLINE - November 04, 2013

There are growing calls in Germany not only to question Edward Snowden in connection with the ongoing NSA scandal, but also to offer him safe passage and asylum. Yet the heads of the two major political camps fear the wrath of the United States. By SPIEGEL STAFF more... Comment ]

Damage Control: Lawmakers to Visit Europe amid NSA Tensions

Damage Control: Lawmakers to Visit Europe amid NSA Tensions

SPIEGEL ONLINE - November 04, 2013

Against a backdrop of fraying ties between the US and many of its allies, sympathy is growing within Congress for European outrage at NSA spying activities. A bipartisan group of lawmakers is due to visit Europe to help address concerns about American surveillance. By Gregor Peter Schmitz in Brussels more... Comment ]

Merkel's Phone: Spying Suspicions Put Obama in a Tight Spot

Merkel's Phone: Spying Suspicions Put Obama in a Tight Spot

SPIEGEL ONLINE - October 24, 2013

Berlin has reacted strongly to suspicions that US intelligence spied on Chancellor Merkel's mobile phone. If the accusations turn out to be true, it will put President Obama in a rather awkward position. By Sebastian Fischer in Washington more... Comment ]

'Unacceptable': Mexico Slams US Spying on President

'Unacceptable': Mexico Slams US Spying on President

SPIEGEL ONLINE - October 21, 2013

The Mexican government says it "categorically condemns" email spying, after SPIEGEL reported that documents leaked by Edward Snowden show the US gained access to the email of former Mexican President Felipe Calderon. more... Comment ]