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Internet operator challenges network tapping by German spy agency


  • World
  • Friday, 12 Oct 2018

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Internet exchange operator DE-CIX said on Thursday it had filed a constitutional complaint against the tapping into its network by Germany's main spy agency, after an earlier petition was thrown out by a federal court.

The case raises questions over the extent to which state surveillance is acceptable in an open, democratic society, similar to those asked in the United States after whistleblower Edward Snowden revealed the extent of snooping by the National Security Agency.

   

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