British intelligence agency GCHQ: Espionage and Monitoring. The British intelligence agency GCHQ comes back into the centre of the current surveillance scandal about PRISM, Edward Snowden, NSA and XKeyscore – and it seems that the British spying agency (Government Communications Headquarters), based in Cheltenham, monitors and eavesdrops far more backbone connections [Continue reading…]
IBM, Oracle and EMC: Espionage in China? China’s Ministry of Public Security and a government-near research centre are preparing investigations against IBM, Oracle and EMC in terms of an alleged espionage on Chinese soil, according to reports by several news agencies.
Germany and U.S. administration to debate Washington-proposed “No Spy Pact”. The German administration and their counterpart in the United States will start with the debates about an agreement not to spy on each other already in this month, according to the statement by a German official from yesterday. After the revelations [Continue reading…]
Germany is said to have financed Chinese communications intercept stations. The parliamentary leader of the German party SPD (Social Democratic Party of Germany), Frank-Walter Steinmeier, came already under criticism for his role in the cooperation between German and U.S. intelligence agencies (e.g. NSA & PRISM), but it is now said that [Continue reading…]
Iran, Russia, China – main targets of NSA according to the leaked surveillance priority list. Europe is alongside other countries such as Iran, China, and Europe at the top of the so-called NSA surveillance priority list, and thus, the U.S. intelligence has a very high interest in the monitoring and observation [Continue reading…]
Vague and contradictory arguments of the German Secret Service and the Federal Government. That the German Bundesnachrichtendienst (Federal Intelligence Service / BND) sends the intelligence metadata, which they acquire by strategic communications intelligence data, is defended by the German federal government. However, there are doubts about the legal basis and how [Continue reading…]
NSA: Forget PRISM, XKeyscore is here Keith Alexander, head of the U.S. intelligence agency NSA, tried to justify the surveillance programs of the NSA (PRISM, XKeyscore …) at the “Black Hat” hacker conference while the known newspaper “The Guardian” has almost simultaneously released new details about the surveillance programs of the [Continue reading…]
Law, Policy & EU and PRISM. The U.S. intelligence service, the NSA, is in terms of finding names for its espionage projects either shockingly unimaginative or deliberately trying to allay the excitement about its surveillance and espionage programs by confusion.