NSA Spying Scandal: How Should German Authorities Respond? Interview with Hans-Georg Maassen, President of BfV, the German Domestic Intelligence Service.
Hans-Georg Maassen, president of Germany's domestic intelligence service, allegedly passed on sensitive data from a report to the far-right Alternative for Germany (AfD). The spy chief has already faced calls to resign.
Politicians from several parties are pressuring Hans-Georg Maassen for explanations after he denied far-right extremists had "hounded" foreigners at Chemnitz protests. Maassen is to face parliamentarians this week.
Hans-Georg Maaßen said Germany should be ready with its own malware to counter hackers. Meanwhile, the British MI5 chief has warned that IS still posed a threat to Europe despite losses in the Middle East.
Hendrik S. has said that he sees no problem working for domestic security while being a member of two right-wing groups. But colleagues warn that this could open him up to blackmail, amongst other things.
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