NSA Spying Scandal: How Should German Authorities Respond? Interview with Hans-Georg Maassen, President of BfV, the German Domestic Intelligence Service.
In the interview: The president of the German Domestic Intelligence Service
The discovery of US spies in Germany's intelligence service and Defense Ministry has sparked outrage. Now German spies are calling for a boost in funds and staff directed toward counterintelligence.
Germany's domestic intelligence service has reported that Russian secret services have been stepping up spying in political and economic circles in Berlin. But though it may have caused a stir, the news is not new.
The German government wants to increase its anti-spying protection. 3,000 crypto-phones have been distributed to the administration so far. The Chancellery and the White House are negotiating "principles among friends."
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