Germany has told the CIA station chief in Berlin to pack his bags, as tensions over US spying in Germany escalate.
Turkey has summoned Germany's ambassador over a media report that Berlin had been spying on Ankara for years. The Foreign Ministry said such espionage would be "absolutely unacceptable."
Following revelations that Germany's intelligence agency spies on Turkey and "accidentally" intercepted Hillary Clinton's and John Kerry's phone calls, pressure is growing on the German government to clarify its stance.
The German intelligence service, the BND, treats its NATO partner Turkey just as America's NSA treats Germany. Everyone mistrusts everyone else, but nobody's prepared to admit it, says Marcel Fürstenau.
In its digital agenda, the German government has detailed its goals for improved data protection. The dream of a fully secure Internet, however, is an illusion, says IT expert Sandro Gaycken.
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