Police Carry Out Raids Linked to German Spyware Firm FinFisher

The German Customs Investigation Bureau (ZKA) searched 15 residential and business premises in Germany and abroad last week with connections to the Munich-based surveillance software firm FinFisher. The firm is suspected of exporting its most important surveillance software, known as FinSpy, to other countries without the correct license, German public broadcaster ARD reported on Wednesday. … More Police Carry Out Raids Linked to German Spyware Firm FinFisher

Children’s watches with “eavesdropping” function banned in Germany

The Federal Network Agency, (Bundesnetzagentur BNetzA) has today, in its role as the  German regulatory office for electricity, gas, telecommunications, post and railway markets, prohibited the sale of children’s watches that have an “eavesdropping” function.   Action has already already been taken against several offers on the internet. “Parents can use these children’s watches to listen in … More Children’s watches with “eavesdropping” function banned in Germany

Berlin Drops Probe into US and UK Mass Surveillance of German Citizens

Prosecutors in Germany have dropped an investigation into alleged hacking of information from German citizens and officials by the US National Security Agency (NSA) and its British partner. The prosecution service said 5th October, that the charges against the NSA were dropped due to lack of concrete evidence that could prove the intelligence service and … More Berlin Drops Probe into US and UK Mass Surveillance of German Citizens