[tor-talk] washingtonpost.com: In NSA-intercepted data, those not targeted far outnumber the foreigners who are

Moritz Bartl moritz at torservers.net
Sun Jul 6 16:53:07 UTC 2014

On 07/06/2014 06:17 PM, no.thing_to-hide at cryptopathie.eu wrote:
> Correctly, the BND. (1)(2) From 2004 to 2007 an unknown amount of raw
> internet and telephone traffic was forwarded directly to the NSA, only
> the data from Germans was filtered. (3) This measure was stopped
> because our respected government (the circa 5 people who knew that,
> /not/ the control comitee of the parliament) came to the conclusion
> that it became too delicate.

"Too delicate" sounds very much like a lame excuse. It is known that
since 2007, the German BND uses XKEYSCORE. The BND president confirmed
this. [1] I remember also reading that the German BND only got the
software if they agreed to forward all results to the NSA. My assumption
is that since then, there simply was no need to copy all the data any
more, so they stopped.

[1] German source:

Moritz Bartl

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