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Germany Spy Chief : Chinese Investments Are Legal Espionage

“Industrial espionage is no longer necessary if one can simply take advantage of liberal economic regulations to buy companies and then disembowel them or cannibalize them to gain access to their know-how.” Hans-Georg Maassen — Director of BfV Hans-Georg Maassen … Continue reading

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Germany — Spy Agency Attacks Facebook about Fake News

“Today we are discovering a ‘fifth estate’ that makes claims but up until now does not want to take any social responsibility.” Hans-Georg Maassen — President of the Federal Office for the Protection of the Constitution Hans-Georg Maassen — the … Continue reading

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Germany — Intelligence officials reject the idea of creating a European Intelligence Agency

“We don’t need a European intelligence agency or any other additional European intelligence institution.” Bruno Kahl — President of the BND [Germany’s foreign intelligence agency] In recent years, many European leaders have floated the idea of a “European CIA”. Not … Continue reading

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INTEL TODAY DIARY — June 2 2017

Germany strengthens its Cyber Defense — James Comey due before Senate next week — Vladimir Putin has suggested “patriotic” Russian citizens might be engaged in hacking — Russia escalates spy games after years of U.S. neglect

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GERMANY — Turkey conducting espionage against supporters of Fethullah Gulen

“This report does not come as a complete surprise to me. We have repeatedly told Turkey that something like this is unacceptable. No matter what position someone may have on the Gulen movement, here German law is applied and citizens … Continue reading

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UK Boris Johnson: ‘No Evidence Russia trying to disrupt UK democracy’

“We have no evidence that the Russians are actually involved in trying to undermine our democratic processes at the moment.” Foreign Minister Boris Johnson Britain’s National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) — part of the GCHQ spying agency —  has written … Continue reading

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German Intel Agencies first accuse Russia, then investigate and now report: ‘No evidence of Russian disinformation campaign’.

We have found no smoking gun. We would have liked to draw the yellow card.” German Security expert German Intelligence Agencies have conducted a year-long investigation searching for clear evidence of Russia’s political interference in Germany. They found no conclusive evidence. Follow us … Continue reading

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MI6 Alex Younger & BND Bruno Kahl: Russian Hackers Will Target European 2017 Elections

“We have evidence that cyber-attacks are taking place that have no purpose other than to elicit political uncertainty.” Bruno Kahl -BND Head Bruno Kahl, president of the Bundesnachrichtendienst, has warned that next year’s general election could be targeted by Russian hackers. … Continue reading

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