German intelligence helped the NSA spy on European politicians and defense contractors
For years, Germany’s foremost intelligence service has been feeding sensitive data to the NSA, including communications concerning European politicians and defense contractors. The data comes from the German BND, the country’s foremost electronic surveillance agency, which shares data with the NSA as part of an ongoing intelligence sharing agreement between the two nations. That data is determined by a list of selectors, similar to the terms the NSA uses to search its own bulk databases. But a review of the selectors revealed a number of potentially troubling terms, including politicians and aerospace firms.
The revelations come not from Snowden but from the German parliament, which has been reexamining the country’s information sharing…
Source:: The Verge