Germany: US snooping poses risk of data theft, industrial espionage

germanindustryGerman companies believe the US now poses almost as big a risk as China when it comes to industrial espionage and data theft, a survey has revealed.

The startling finding of a survey of 400 companies conducted in mid-July underscores … Read the rest

PRISM fears boost private search engine DuckDuckGo

duck-duck-goIf you want to know just how crazy fear over PRISM-like surveillance has made the Internet, take a look at DuckDuckGo.

Thanks to the National Security Agency leaks and some well-timed media appearances, the private search engine is … Read the rest

Snowden: Fresh allegations against the British, Germans

snowden2For weeks now, officials at intelligence services around the world have been in suspense as one leak after another from whistleblower Edward Snowden has been published. Be it America’s National Security Agency, Britain’s GCHQ or systems like Prism or Tempora, … Read the rest

Germany prepares charges against US and British intelligence

spyinggermanyGermany is preparing to bring charges against US and British intelligence amid fresh allegations that the services spied far more extensively than thought on German phone and internet traffic and bugged European Union offices in America.

A report alleging a … Read the rest

The Guardian deletes ‘scoop’ from website

madsenguardianThe Guardian released another shocking NSA scoop on Saturday, revealing collusion and mass harvesting of personal communications among the United States and at least six European Union countries — only to delete it from their website hours after publication.

The … Read the rest

EU lashes out at new NSA spying report

stasi2A top German official accused the United States on Sunday of using “Cold War” methods against its allies, after a German magazine cited secret intelligence documents to claim that U.S. spies bugged European Union offices.

Justice Minister Sabine Leutheusser-Schnarrenberger was … Read the rest

Global surveillance: Where is the outrage?

temporaThe British-American surveillance program Tempora marks a historic turning point. Unnoticed by the public, intelligence agencies have pursued total surveillance. Governments have deliberately concealed from the public the extent to which we are being watched.

The term, “information superhighway” has

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Obama defends US surveillance programs in Berlin

Barack Obama and German chancellor Angela Merkel
Barack Obama and German chancellor Angela Merkel

Trying to tamp down concerns about government over-reach, President Barack Obama on Wednesday defended U.S. Internet and phone surveillance programs as narrowly targeted efforts that have saved lives and thwarted at least 50 … Read the rest

Tech giants deny knowledge of PRISM spy operation

techgiantsAs the dust settles on the revelation that the U.S. government has been mining data from most of Silicon Valley’s largest companies in a program called “PRISM,” one question stands out: How did the NSA get access?

Apple, Google, Yahoo! … Read the rest

China, Germany press US to explain NSA-spying allegations

South China Morning PostChina on Monday joined calls for Washington to provide explanations following disclosures of National Security Agency (NSA) programmes, which collect millions of telephone records and track foreign internet activity on US networks.

Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying told reporters that … Read the rest