Spyware Scandal Merkel's Cabinet in Spat over Trojan Horse Program

In the latest issue to divide the German government, spyware allegedly used by authorities has sparked an intense debate about computer surveillance in the country. With at least two states admitting to possessing the potentially unconstitutional program, police have demanded clearer guidelines.
Justice Minister Leutheusser-Schnarrenberger (FDP) and Interior Minister Friedrich (CSU), are at odds over how to approach the recent spyware scandal.

Justice Minister Leutheusser-Schnarrenberger (FDP) and Interior Minister Friedrich (CSU), are at odds over how to approach the recent spyware scandal.

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kla -- with wires