New REVELATIONS: Germany Sends 'MASSIVE Amounts' of Phone, Email To NSA DataSubmitted by emalvini on Thu, 08/08/2013 - 09:03
New REVELATIONS: Germany Sends 'MASSIVE Amounts' of Phone, Email To NSA Data
Published time: August 07, 2013 21:13
Edited time: August 08, 2013 09:28
Germany’s BND intelligence service sends “massive amounts” of intercepts to the NSA daily, according to a report based on Edward Snowden’s leaks. It suggests a tight relationship has been developed between the two agencies – which the BND claims is legal.
Documents leaked by former NSA contractor Snowden and obtained by Der Spiegel revealed that the 500 million pieces of phone and email communications metadata collected by the NSA in Germany last December were “apparently” provided with the BND’s approval.
The data was allegedly handed over at two collection sites as part of the operation titled “Germany – Last 30 days.” One of those collection sites has been identified as the Bavarian BND facility at Bad Aibling, which the NSA is said to have officially left back in 2004.