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Facebook, Gmail, Skype conversations monitored and decoded by German police

Loek Essers | Oct. 12, 2012
The German police have been monitoring social media and email services for years, an overview of expenditures by the Federal Ministry of the Interior suggests.

Tapping a phone is acceptable in today's democracy because there are procedures in place for that sort of surveillance, he said. "But we are sort of sleep walking quietly from one level to the next," he said, adding that surveillance is drifting away from standard practices "and anything that drifts away from standard practices is worrying for anyone in society and for society itself."

 

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