The institution that documents the history of surveillance in the former East Germany is to be restructured. Officials say files the secret police kept on individuals will remain available to the public.
The German Interior Ministry has officially opened ZITiS, a surveillance agency independent of both the police and the secret service. Critics say anyone with a smartphone is now vulnerable to state snooping.
Edward Snowden called on a Berlin audience via livestream to stand up and act on their freedoms – without asking permission. He also hinted at a new encryption technology he's co-developing to circumvent surveillance.
A German court has opened a trial against 32-year-old Mehmet Fatih S., who is accused of working for the Turkish intelligence agency MIT. He reportedly posed as a journalist to gain access to Kurdish politicians.
She investigated the crimes of the East German secret police for a decade. Now Marianne Birthler and architecture firm Graft are set to "unbuild walls" at the German pavilion in Venice next year.
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