[DeutscheWelle] Der Spiegel: Germany to expand Internet surveillance

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According to Der Spiegel, Germany’s intelligence agency has a 100-million-euro plan to expand Internet surveillance. Meanwhile, the interior minister wants travelers to fill out a questionnaire before entering the EU. […]

Because of technical limitations, the intelligence agency – known by its German acronym, BND – currently only monitors 5 percent of all Internet and telephone communication. However, according to German law, the BND can snoop on a maximum 20 percent of all communications traffic.

The 100-million-euro ($133 million) expansion targets the BND’s « technical reconnaissance » division, according to Der Spiegel. With the money, the agency wants to hire 100 new employees and expand its computer and server capacities, the weekly magazine reported. […]