German govt. spies on the internet – report

German govt. spies on the internet – report

PanARMENIAN.Net - While Germans are a little sensitive about online privacy, it appears that the government has no problems with spying on them, TechEye reports.

The German government revealed that its police monitor Skype, Google Mail, MSN Hotmail, Yahoo Mail and Facebook chat "as and when necessary" but very precisely.

The information was released as part of a move towards financial transparency. The government released figures of expenses incurred by the Federal Ministry of the Interior following a parliamentary inquiry.

On page 34 and page 37 of the report the cost for decoding software for Google Mail, MSN Hotmail, Yahoo Mail for prevention and investigation was listed, TechEye says.

A monitoring system for Skype was mentioned later. The Ministry spent a bit of money on Trojan viruses and IMSI catchers which are used for "man-in-the-middle" attacks on mobile phones used by German police.

 Top stories
The company is determined to suspend the provision of free Wi-Fi, until the intervention into its infrastructure is stopped.
"The issue was caused by a duplicate chart for Reagan National Airport in American's chart database," said Mike Pound.
Samsung said demand for the S6 Edge has exceeded expectations but the limited supply for the curved displays restricted sales.
“Today’s Demo Day was like other Demo Days in the world in terms of the quality and innovation of ideas,” Raffi Krikorian said.
Partner news