Deutsche Welle: Report: BND-NSA collaboration deeper than thought

The German news magazine Der Spiegel first outlined the extent of the BND's partnership with the NSA last week. But details are continuing to emerge, suggesting that more than metadata was shared.

Germany's federal intelligence agency, the BND, provided the US National Security Agency (NSA) with complete audio and text records of telephone calls and emails of people it had spied on, the Bild newspaper reported on Saturday.

Citing sources on the German parliament's NSA inquiry committee, the records, including German and European targets, were also examined by the BND and occasionally used in their own reports.

While communications from conflict zones such as Afghanistan and Pakistan to Europe were expected to be intercepted, the new revelations show that European companies and government agencies in the Middle East were also targeted by the collaboration.

More News On Germany's BND-NSA Collaboration Scandal

Merkel defends German intelligence cooperation with NSA -- Reuters
Germany spied on Austria for NSA -- The Local
France says confidence restored with Germany after spy claims -- Reuters
German prosecutors launch investigation of spying charges -- Reuters
German prosecutor to investigate state spy agency’s partnership with the NSA -- Verge
Germany’s Investigating Claims That It Illegally Spied on Europe for NSA -- Gizmodo
German opposition threatens to sue government over BND-NSA affair -- Deutsche Welle
SPD, opposition ramp up pressure on Merkel over BND allegations -- Detusche Welle
German opposition demands probe into BND/NSA surveillance & industrial espionage -- RT
Germany's Role in NSA Spying May Have Embarrassing Implications for Merkel -- Sputnik

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