BND wants more sniffing myself and a German Google




BND wants more sniffing myself and a German Google

The NSA is now so but no direct server access to Facebook, Google, Apple and others have had, but there have only been collected on the basis of secret court orders a secret special court stored data. One can only speculate further about the extent of monitoring. While Microsoft and Facebook have published figures on the weekend, but this includes all requests from authorities to not only requests within the PRISM program.
BND wants more sniffing myself and a German Google

The figures say nothing about how many of these requests were answered with the desired data, strictly speaking, these figures say nothing of. We only know that Facebook has received in the second half 9000-10000 requests from U.S. authorities that concerned 18000-19000 accounts of the network. At Microsoft, there were 6,000 to 7,000 inquiries 31000-32000 accounts in the same period. However, these authorities are all requests, whether it comes to requests in the normal course of criminal investigations or inquiries up to in the context of national security.

For companies, this situation is plenty ugly one hand, they are legally required information to authorities to give out, on the other hand, users of the company really only expect compliance with statutory requirements to give information out and not – as indicated by the PRISM Leak – willingly the authorities to hand over all possible data. Accordingly, it is of course emphasized by the companies to strictly adhere to the laws and hand over only the data to which it is required by law. Whether the user believe that is an entirely different matter.

Not surprisingly, our Interior Minister Hans-Peter Friedrich of the CSU is to monitor the U.S. really great and we do not want any criticism from Germany . Of course he has to say, since he wants that the German authorities will be served in the future with material from the United States – no matter which ways that may have been because:

“That’s not how you deal with friends who are in the fight against terrorism, our most important partners,” Friedrich said the world on Sunday. Friedrich said Germany was dependent on Datenzulieferungen from the U.S.. It is known that “there are U.S. intelligence agencies have always given us important and correct information.”

Federal Justice Minister Sabine Leutheusser-Schnarrenberger of the FDP got this note probably too late and had previously been massive “sharply criticized” the monitoring of internet users worldwide by the United States. Now it may, the U.S. government little itch when the German Federal Minister of Justice, they criticized and to be assisted by the Federal Minister of the Interior, they are also not dependent on that, but at least for us choice cattle voters are the statements from our politicians (not just the minister) maybe for 22 September a good help in choosing the cross on the ballot paper.

Unfortunately, our politicians know just as little as we do, how big the supervision of the NSA really is, but somehow find also so many politicians a little offense. For example, the interior of our party colleague Friedrich, Hans-Peter Uhl. , the calls in the FAS digital rearmament of Germany or Europe. Because he is at one with Dieter Wiefelspütz of the SPD who wants to create appropriate alternatives to the offerings of U.S. companies. This of course both want to take money in hand, by a three-digit million amount is because the speech.

Super, a German Google, a German Facebook and all that might still controlled by government and government-clay, after all, we know how successful regulatory led IT projects in Germany, as the highway toll system or De-Mail. I ask the short touch of sarcasm to apologize, but in a public search engine, I see just the best will in no model for success, unless all users would be forced to use it. Perhaps the men and women look like politicians times in the United States, as, for example, looks like there with the broadband and then consider whether there perhaps could be a connection with the success of these online services there? Perhaps they recognize a connection anyway and then take the money in hand to bring the infrastructure in Germany to a level that is comparable to the U.S.. Because if it really widespread broadband coverage in Germany would be – and I mean real broadband, not 1Mbit / s DSL and LTE with throttling – then had German businesses and creative people (which should be available in Germany yet) the chance to develop alternatives, as has no authority to go and plan a search engine or a social Federal Network. If something is still money left over, then this can not be like investing in the promotion of such start-ups. Would have the nice advantage that the successful start-ups may not be able to be so easily sold in the United States. And the net neutrality but please also make sure if what you want to.

But it is already doing what: After all is to be taken in hand a three-digit million amount to upgrade in IT. The BND. Yes, yes, 100 million euros, the federal government wants to make the upgrade cost of the Federal Intelligence Service in Internet monitoring in the next 5 years. Up to 100 new employees, more server capacity. Would not it be easiest if equal to the BND assumes the development of national alternatives to Google and Facebook? Three birds with one stone: The NSA can not sniff, the BND has not cumbersome and can tap traffic to the U.S. state with the exclusive secret information, instead of having to beg repeatedly at NSA a few snacks from sniffing cake. Would not that be great? No, it would not.

Remains as a sad realization only at the end: It will not change in the snooping. The NSA will continue to sniff, the BND and also the intelligence of other countries also. For where data are because desires are aroused. On the other hand we can not protect companies in the world and no state, not even our own, has a serious interest in protecting us from the really effective snooping. And as long as one (at least perceived) majority of people do not all recognize the dangers of such secret and event-free monitoring without democratic control, as long as you “nothing to hide” has and terrorism as a universal argument for the restriction of civil and human rights is accepted and so long muddleheads any newspaper in the image of something “rather than monitors dead” must not tell, as long as nothing will probably change.

It has been Benjamin Franklin – correctly identified – without internet and NSA:

“Those who give up freedom to gain security, will deserve neither.”

By the way: Tomorrow at noon is a rally in Berlin at Checkpoint Charlie , here a sign of the Obama visit will be times set on Wednesday “to show him how we doppelplusgut find it that he can spy on Internet users worldwide.”


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