Tag Archives: BND

One Year Ago — German Bill will allow BND to Spy on Foreign Journalists

“The increasing surveillance capabilities on journalists is a clear threat to media freedom. This draft law runs counter to the very core of fundamental freedoms such as media freedom and freedom of expression.” Dunja Mijatovic  — OSCE Representative on Freedom … Continue reading

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INTEL TODAY DIARY — June 24 2017

German intelligence agency spied on thousands of targets in the United States — Yuri Drozdov: The man who turned Soviet spies into Americans — Britain wants a ‘way out’ of the Julian Assange standoff, says Ecuador — The Secrets Of The … 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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Turkey investigates 17 US officials & academics over failed Coup

“According to Turkey’s government, terrorist group FETO and its U.S.-based leader Fetullah Gulen orchestrated the defeated coup of July 2016 which left 249 people martyred and nearly 2,200 injured.” Anadolu Agency — April 15, 2017 Turkish prosecutors have launched an investigation … Continue reading

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Germany — Bruno Kahl: Why is the BND spying on journalists?

“We are disappointed to hear these claims. The BBC’s mission is to bring accurate news and information to people around the world, and our journalists should be able to operate freely and safely, with full protection for their sources. We … Continue reading

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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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FRANCE — DGSE: ‘Kremlin Hackers trying to distort the presidential campaign’ [UPDATE March 22 2017]

“Russia is using all of its means to influence public opinion. It is not the same ideology as in the time of the USSR, [but] it is sometimes the same methods, with more technology. Russia has a strategy of influence, … Continue reading

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GERMANY — BND: “Gulen not behind Turkey coup attempt”

“Turkey has tried to convince us of that at every level but so far it has not succeeded.” BND head Bruno Kahl President Erdogan has accused U.S.-based cleric Fethullah Gulen to be the mastermind of last summer’s failed coup in Turkey. But, … Continue reading

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FRANCE — DGSE: ‘Kremlin Hackers trying to distort the presidential campaign’

“Russia is using all of its means to influence public opinion. It is not the same ideology as in the time of the USSR, [but] it is sometimes the same methods, with more technology. Russia has a strategy of influence, … 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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