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Germany and Five Eyes

December 12, 2013

With Frankfurt one of the world's biggest Internet hubs, German intelligence inevitably plays a role in Western surveillance programs. Germany would like to become a member of the exclusive Five Eyes (FVEY) alliance of intelligence operations between the United Kingdom, the United States, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand. The group is reluctant to admit Germany - but happy to use its technology.