As stated here before, the real scandal lies in the denial by Germany that they have both known and have been invovled — for decades.
Previous posts on this include:
- Friend and Foe
- NSA Spying in Germany: How Much Did the Chancellor Know?
- Merkel justifies NSA eavesdropping surveillance
- NSA ‘in bed’ with German intelligence says US whistleblower Edward Snowden – and GCHQ operates a ‘full take’ data monitoring system
Germany’s BND intelligence service sends “massive amounts” of intercepts to the NSA daily, according to a report based on Edward Snowden’s leaks. It suggests a tight relationship has been developed between the two agencies – which the BND claims is legal.
Documents leaked by former NSA contractor Snowden and obtained by Der Spiegel revealed that the 500 million pieces of phone and email communications metadata collected by the NSA in Germany last December were “apparently” provided with the BND’s approval. Continue reading