- Oct 21, 2009
- Reaction score
- Political Leaning
Both national security and privacy cannot be compromised but can you do it without tapping like what most countries do?
U.S. Taps Half-Billion German Phone, Internet Links Each Month: ReportBERLIN, June 30 (Reuters) - The United States taps half a billion phone calls, emails and text messages in Germany in a typical month and has classed its biggest European ally as a target similar to China, according to secret U.S. documents quoted by a German newsmagazine.
The revelations of alleged U.S. surveillance programmes based on documents taken by fugitive former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden have raised a political furore in the United States and abroad over the balance between privacy rights and national security.