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U.S. stepped up surveillance of German officials since Obama ordered NSA to halt spying on Merkel

• Ted Thornhill, Mail Online

The U.S. National Security Agency (NSA) has stepped up its surveillance of senior German government officials since being ordered by Barack Obama to halt its spying on Chancellor Angela Merkel, Bild am Sonntag paper reported on Sunday.

Revelations last year about mass U.S. surveillance in Germany, in particular of Merkel's mobile phone, shocked Germans and sparked the most serious dispute between the transatlantic allies in a decade.

Bild am Sonntag said its information stemmed from a high-ranking NSA employee in Germany and that those being spied on included Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere, a close confidant of Merkel.


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Comment by Ed Price
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Let's start to bypass the whole NSA spying problem by implementing MaidSafe (or something like it) - Some of the site details are not easily found on the site. So do a detailed study.

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