Deputies of the German Parliament are seriously considering the use of typewriters in order to counter espionage on the part of the US, Chairman of the Bundestag Committee of inquiry into the activities of the NSA in Germany Patrick Sensburg stated on air of the German TV station Das Erste.
US secret services employ more than ten German officials in various government agencies as informants, Tagesschau.de portal reports. Many of these spies have worked for the US for many years. Chancellor Angela Merkel doubts that the US will cease their spying activities on German soil.
Taiwan has started using unmanned surveillance aircraft to spy on the deployment of Chinese missiles, media reported Sunday.
Edward Snowden’s case has revealed Washington's true attitude towards Berlin, namely that despite the fact that the two countries are allies, the United States treats Germany with suspicion, German Defense Minister Ursula von der Leyen said, the RIA Novosti news agency reports.
The spy scandal that has burst out in Germany jeopardizes negotiations on creating a free trade area between the EU and the USA, Minister of Justice and Consumer Protection of Germany Heiko Maas believes.
A German defense official under investigation for alleged spying was in contact with a US State Department officer rather than American intelligenceagencies, raising questions about whether any espionage occurred, US officials familiar with the case told Reuters on Friday.
The US has charged Chinese businessman Su Bin with hacking security systems of a number of large companies with an aim of obtaining secret information of military departments, the British broadcast corporation BBC reports Saturday.
The Federal Chancellery of Germany has instructed its Defense Ministry and intelligence services to minimize cooperation with their US partners, the Bild tabloid reported Friday.
Searches have kicked off in Germany at the home and workplace of a German secret service agent suspected of having ties with US intelligence. If Berlin's suspicions are confirmed, this will be the second case in a week of an American spy being detectged. According to Western media, this could lead to tensions in relations between the two countries.
Allegations that a German man worked as a double agent for US intelligence are serious, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Monday. Speaking at a news conference in Beijing, she stated that, if they proved to be true, it would be a clear contradiction to what cooperation between partners was supposed to be about.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Monday allegations that a German man worked as a "double agent" for US intelligence were serious and, if true, were a clear contradiction of what cooperation between partners is supposed to be about. Merkel made the comments at a news conference while on a visit to Beijing, Reuters reports.
The German Chancellor, Angela Merkel, currently visiting China, looks "dismayed and disappointed" in the wake of the latest spy scandal to break out in Germany earlier this week, the Spiegel Online newspaper reports, quoting a source within the German delegation in China.
A suspected "double agent" detained in Germany has apparently spied for the US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), the Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung newspaper reports citing its own source in Germany’s BND intelligence service.
A German intelligence "double agent" arrested on suspicion of spying for the United States had tried to broker an additional spy deal with Russia, the UK's Independent newspaper reports citing a source in Germany's Bundesnachrichtendienst (BND) intelligence service.
Foreign governments conducted a cyber-attack against the Finnish foreign ministry and were able to spy on it undetected for years, gaining access to sensitive materials, Reuters reports the ministry and the Finnish secret service as saying on Wednesday. The ministry was the target of two separate instances of spying, the Finnish Security Intelligence Service said. It found out about the first case in early 2013, which it said had been going on for years. It did not know when the spying started.
The US National Security Agency has been authorized to collect data concerning all but four countries in the world, top-secret documents say, according to The Washington Post. "The United States has long had broad no-spying arrangements with those four countries - Britain, Canada, Australia and New Zealand," the newspaper reports.
Today, activists flew an airship displaying the message "NSA illegal spying below" over the NSA's data center in Utah. The event was organized by members of Greenpeace and lawyers from the Electronic Frontier Foundation who are fighting against the American special services' methods of collecting information.
CCTV "spy cars" used to fine illegal parkers and hated by British drivers will soon be gone, the Government has announced. Communities Secretary Eric Pickles said: "CCTV spy cars can be seen lurking on every street raking in cash for greedy councils and breaking the rules that clearly state that fines should not be used to generate profit for town halls."
After its two decades of absence, New Zealand returned to the Five Eyes network in 2009, it has been revealed. The network, which was formed during WWII and includes the UK, US, Australia, Canada and New Zealand, has been criticized for intercepting massive amounts of data about ordinary people and keeping tabs on governments.