Das "Gemeinsame Terrorismusabwehrzentrum" in Berlin-Treptow dient als Blaupause für die Pläne Europols.
Überwachung

Classified Department: We Unveil the New Unit of the German Domestic Secret Service to Extend Internet Surveillance

The domestic secret service is setting up a new department to extend its internet surveillance capabilities, investing several million Euros. We publish the secret description for the new unit named „Extended Specialist Support Internet“. Over 75 spies are designated to monitor online chats and Facebook, create movement patterns and social network graphs and covertly „collect hidden information“.

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Überwachung

How the German Foreign Intelligence Agency BND tapped the Internet Exchange Point DE-CIX in Frankfurt, since 2009

The German Foreign Intelligence Agency Bundesnachrichtendienst taps internet traffic directly at the Internet Exchange Point DE-CIX in Frankfurt since 2009, replacing predecessor operation „Eikonal“ at Deutsche Telekom. This was stated by the operator of DE-CIX at the German Parliamentary Committee investigating Intelligence Agency mass surveillance operations. The German Federal Chancellery intervened several times and prevented […]

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Advanced German Technology: How a German-Arab Shell Corporation Tries to Sell New State Malware „Made in Germany“

A German-Arab web of companies advertises a new government malware „made in Germany“ at international surveillance trade shows. In a lengthy investigation, we gathered information on companies and actors involved. It remains unclear whether the company has a finished product for sale, nevertheless they continue to promote the product – directly to law enforcement and intelligence agencies.

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Datenschutz

TTIP and TiSA: big pressure to trade away privacy

The negotiations between the U.S. and the EU on the „Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership“ (TTIP) will address e-commerce and transatlantic data flows. In this context, there are more and more indications that European data protection standards could be undermined by such a trade agreement. Civil society and consumer organisations both in the EU and […]

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Überwachung

Gamma FinFisher hacked: 40 GB of internal documents and source code of government malware published

A hacker claims to have hacked a network of the surveillance technology company Gamma International and has published 40 gigabytes of internal data. A Twitter account has published release notes, price lists – and source code. Malware researchers and human rights activists welcome the publication, Gamma itself refuses to comment.

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Öffentlichkeit

Interview with BPjM-Leaker: Website Blacklists shouldn’t be done „in an intransparent way by a government“

An anonymous hacker has reverse-engineered and published the once-secret blacklist of URLs produced by a German federal agency. He or she did this mainly out of technical curiosity – and found that it was really easy to do. The hacker hopes not go get sued for this action – and offers a general critique on secret, state-sponsored internet censorship.

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Wissen

Interviews with E-Book-Pirates: „The book publishing industry is repeating the same mistakes of the music industry“

What MP3, Napster and portable audio players were for the music industry, EPUB and e-book readers are for the book publishing world. Netzpolitik.org interviewed three operators of semi-legal websites for DRM-free e-books. They all agree that the book publishers fail to understand and adopt to the digital world. Differences arise because one of the sites […]

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