Sparks fly in Germany after Skype-snooping scandal

Posted: October 14, 2011 in European politics, Uncategorized
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Surveillance is a hot issue in Germany. In East Berlin, the huge headquarters of the German Democratic Republic’s secret police – the Stasi – are a constant reminder of a regime for which snooping on the public was an everyday occurrence.

(Image via sbs/afp)

More than two decades after the fall of the Berlin Wall, revelations that German state governments have been using trojan malware to monitor the calls of Skype users has sparked alarm amongst the public, press and political elite.

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