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Expenditure Report Reveals Germany Monitors Skype, Google Mail, Facebook Chat 89

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from the blame-the-accountants dept.
hypnosec writes "The German Government has gone a bit too far trying to be transparent, inadvertently revealing that German police monitor Skype, Google Mail, MSN Hotmail, Yahoo Mail, and Facebook chat when necessary. The revelations, spotted by the annalist blog, come from a report of expenses incurred by the Federal Ministry of the Interior following a parliamentary inquiry. The report contains lots of tables and as many would find those boring, some highlights: On page 34 and page 37 of the report line item 486 and 265 respectively, represent decoding software for Google Mail, MSN Hotmail, Yahoo Mail for prevention and investigation."
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Expenditure Report Reveals Germany Monitors Skype, Google Mail, Facebook Chat

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  • Re:I'd prefer... (Score:3, Interesting)

    by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday October 10, 2012 @11:19AM (#41608735)

    I'd actually prefer they not tell me when/where they monitor, but what they monitor. See, there are very bad people in the world who want to kill me and destroy my country. Doesn't matter which country. I want my government to have the ability to monitor them. I want to know the magnitude of the monitoring, so that I know the government is still part of "me and my country" instead of the evil people. However, I don't want the evil people to know when and where they are being monitored.

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