NSA Spying Scandal: How Should German Authorities Respond? Interview with Hans-Georg Maassen, President of BfV, the German Domestic Intelligence Service.
Germany's domestic intelligence chief has defended charges against Netzpolitik reporters to "ensure the fight against extremism and terrorism." Netzpolitik was to be investigated for publishing "classified" documents.
NSA spying triggered a severe backlash from the German public, further damaging the US' reputation. But the BND has also been found with dirt on its hands. Spying among friends is not such an unusual practice in Berlin.
In the interview: The president of the German Domestic Intelligence Service
A new campaign aimed at helping intelligence agents with moral qualms to leave their secret services has been launched in Berlin. The ad campaign might sound ironic - but its intention is deeply serious.