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German court rejects request to release Swiss suspected spy — [UPDATE]

“The scandal reaches new proportions when spies sign up informers in the finance administration, in order to spy on successful NRW [North Rhine-Westphalia ] tax investigators and play into the hands of people who make billions in profit at the … Continue reading

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INTEL TODAY DIARY — July 4 2017

German parliament report on NSA spying contains little consensus — Where is ‘Islamic State’ leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi? — Memo in CIA’s Kissinger archive hints Jack Anderson was informing on Bob Woodward — Theresa May sitting on report on foreign funding of … Continue reading

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German court rejects request to release Swiss suspected spy

“The scandal reaches new proportions when spies sign up informers in the finance administration, in order to spy on successful NRW [North Rhine-Westphalia ] tax investigators and play into the hands of people who make billions in profit at 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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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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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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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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Germany: Why was the BND spying on Belgian journalist Arnaud Zajtman?

“It isn’t a good feeling to know that somebody was listening in when you’re dealing with highly sensitive sources.” Belgian journalist Arnaud Zajtman In September 2006, the Bundesnachrichtendienst (BND), Germany’s foreign intelligence agency, included Belgian journalist  Arnaud Zajtman’s two Congolese telephone numbers … Continue reading

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Germany: 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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