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Access to Whatsapp : German intelligence services should be allowed to hack phones

The interior Ministry wants to expand the powers of the German secret services. The protection of the Constitution and the Federal intelligence service (BND) should be made possible, easier on encrypted messengers like Whatsapp and Telegram access, reported in the ARD-capital Studio.

For such access, the so-called source telecommunication surveillance is necessary. For this, the authorities have to hack into mobile phones and computers with help of Trojans. Only the Federal criminal police office (BKA) may, so far. The protection of the Constitution argued, according to ARD, he was legally in a position to monitor comprehensively the terrorists. The crucial warnings of planned terrorist attacks were the last to come exclusively from abroad.

Therefore, I have drawn up the Ministry of the interior, a change in the law, the possession of the ARD. Therefore, the protection of the Constitution and BND will need to obtain approval from a parliamentary Commission, the so-called G10, if you wanted to mobile phones and computers of a Suspect hack.

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in addition to the the technical powers, there should be a further Amendment: The protection of the Constitution should get the right to also collect children. So far, the domestic should take intelligence only to people from the age of 14 in his data. This age limit should be abolished, according to ARD. The Ministry argue with the case of a twelve-year-old who had planned 2016 an attack on the Christmas market in Ludwigshafen, Germany. In addition, a risk could emanate from the children of German jihadists, which could, for example, lived in Syria and return. (Tsp)

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