Angela Merkel says NSA spying scandal is testing the transatlantic relationship. Opposition figures accuse her of lacking the courage to invite Edward Snowden as a witness.
Germany has decided against launching a formal inquiry into accusations of NSA espionage in the country. Revelations by Edward Snowden do not provide "concrete evidence" for the offense, prosecutors said.
Hundreds of millions of euros have been earmarked for Germany's Federal Intelligence Service (BND) to get its own presence in space. The chancellor's office is pushing the project, but critics are skeptical.
Russian cyber firm Kaspersky Lab says its consumer anti-virus software snagged a secret American hacking tool in 2014 but then deleted it. The admission follows US blacklisting and claims that it aided Russian spying.
Russian government-backed hackers stole US secrets on how to penetrate foreign computer networks in 2015. This after a National Security Agency contractor put highly classified information on his home computer.
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