German Cabinet plans to give intel agencies access to messenger apps


The German government plans to give intelligence agencies in the country the power to read encrypted chats on messenger apps such as WhatsApp. — AFP

The German government plans to give intelligence agencies in the country the power to read encrypted chats on messenger apps such as WhatsApp, following an agreement by Cabinet ministers on Oct 21.

This would apply to the BND foreign intelligence agency, the Verfassungsschutz domestic intelligence agency and the Military Counterintelligence Service (MAD).

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