Monday, August 26, 2013

Someone in the German Government seems to be using security as an election issue

There's an election in Germany next month, and we're suddenly seeing a bunch of stories in the press about American privacy violations.  Last week say the German BSI (Federal Security Office) say that Windows 8 presented an unacceptable security risk because of an NSA backdoor.  Now there's a story in Der Spiegel about how the NSA is tapping the UN's videoconferences.

I don't think this is a coincidence.  A leak to Spiegel likely came from the German Intelligence Service - they're the ones who would know because the intelligence agencies cooperate with each other (and check up on each other).

Someone in Germany has come to the realization that they can use the NSA spying revelations against Frau Merkel's political party next month.   If this is correct, we can expect further similar stories in the coming weeks.

It will be interesting to see the outcome of next month's elections hinges on the disgust at American spying.

1 comment:

John said...

This might be your guy - http://thecontributor.com/elections/german-chancellor-candidate-stop-trade-negotiations-until-us-stops-spying