[cryptome] Re: British Ambassador to Germany hauled in over allegations tapping in german communications in British media

  • From: Haim Barak <haim357@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "cryptome@xxxxxxxxxxxxx" <cryptome@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 5 Nov 2013 19:33:28 -0500


German Foreign Ministry seek to clarify the reporting from London that the
UK operates a network of " electronic spy stations ' short distance

German Foreign Ministry summoned today ( Tuesday ), the British Ambassador
in Berlin call the investigation following a newspaper report " Independent
" that the kingdom's intelligence services have a secret spy station uses
sophisticated equipment located on the roof of the embassy in Berlin.

According to the report , which is based on documents leaked Edward Snowden
, working American National Security Agency ( NSA ) , the UK's intelligence
services operate a network of " electronic spy stations ' short distance
Bundestag and the office of Chancellor Angela Merkel . Photographs attached
document looks like white facility was placed on top tent embassy in 2000,
and probably a spy for cellular calls and Wi-Fi networks around the German

On Tue, Nov 5, 2013 at 7:22 PM, Jeremy Compton <j.compton@xxxxxxxxxxx>wrote:

> British Ambassador asked to come to the Foreign Office 05.11.2013
> A spokesperson for the German Federal Foreign Office issued the following
> statement today (5 November):
>  At the instigation of Foreign Minister Westerwelle, the British
> Ambassador was asked to come for a meeting at the Federal Foreign Office.
> The Director-General for European Affairs asked for an explanation of
> current reports in British media and indicated that tapping communications
> from a diplomatic mission would constitute a violation of international law.
> ------------------------------
> Date: Mon, 4 Nov 2013 21:48:55 -0800
> From: shelley@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> To: cryptome@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: [cryptome] Re: The NSA the only part of government that listens
> They're stirring up FUD as usual, and presenting a false dichotomy of
> "choice":  either the NSA retains our info, or the telcos (et al) keep it
> (and disseminate it to divorce lawyers and LE- don't forget haX0rs could
> get at it too!!1!)
> How about a 3rd choice: these companies just get rid of it at the end of
> the next billing cycle?  Let the NSA or LE get a valid warrant for the
> exact record of their person of interest- y'know, as the 4th amendment
> dictates- during that time.
> It's a subject that been discussed at great length here (and/or on cpunks
> or libtech, the lines blur.)  There is no reason anyone needs to keep these
> bulk records for years (several decades, in AT&T's case) when it has been
> shown time and again to be ineffective in "catching ter'rists."
> But that's not the real reason they want this Stasi-like compendium of our
> lives, so don't expect it to stop (despite whatever weak legislation is
> passed to assuage we, the rabble.)  TIA caused a stir & was just moved
> under the radar & put on steroids.  This will be no different, especially
> with "oversight" from incompetent apologists like Feinstein.
> ------------------------------
> On Nov 4, 2013 9:22 PM, John Hudson <hudson28@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Anybody catch the interesting logic of today's NSA hearing on civil
> liberties and privacy?
> http://thecable.foreignpolicy.com/posts/2013/11/04/top_obama_lawyers_reforming_the_nsa_could_hurt_americans_privacy_rights
> On Nov 4, 2013, at 11:20 PM, "" <shelley@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Is the funny/ironic bit you sending an html email with an inline image,
> from "email powered by Google" (given the nature of the article and the
> target audience of this list?)
> ------------------------------
> On Nov 4, 2013 7:35 PM, Jeremy Compton <j.compton@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> I was sent this and l thought it was hilarious. I think we all need a bit
> a of a laugh from time to time. Its good for the soul.
> ------------------------------
> *John Hudson*
> Staff Writer, National Security
> *Foreign Policy*
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> Office: 202-728-7334
> Twitter: @John_Hudson


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