The German news magazine Der Spiegel first outlined the extent of the BND’s partnership with the NSA last week. But details are continuing to emerge, suggesting that more than metadata was shared.
Germany’s federal intelligence agency, the BND, provided the US National Security Agency (NSA) with complete audio and text records of telephone calls and emails of people it had spied on, the Bild newspaper reported on Saturday.
Citing sources on the German parliament’s NSA inquiry committee, the records, including German and European targets, were also examined by the BND and occasionally used in their own reports.
While communications from conflict zones such as Afghanistan and Pakistan to Europe were expected to be intercepted, the new revelations show that European companies and government agencies in the Middle East were also targeted by the collaboration.
Full article: Report: BND-NSA collaboration deeper than thought (Deutsche Welle)