Germany has announced new measures to curb the activities of its foreign intelligence agency, the BND. This comes after an official report said the agency colluded improperly with the US National Security Agency to spy on European allies.
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.
The BND, Germany's foreign intelligence agency, has directed a recruitment campaign for budding digital forensics analysts. But who are they looking for? DW examines the recruitment process.
For the first time in Germany, top intelligence officials will publically answer questions in front of a parliamentary committee. The hearing is part of a government push to take the agencies "out of the grey zone."
Germany's foreign intelligence service was hardly innocent in the NSA spying scandal. The consequences drawn from that fact are dubious and no guarantee for more security in fighting terrorism, says Marcel Fürstenau.
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