German spy agency wants to build real time social media monitor

The prototype real time social media monitor will only look at publicly available data though, according to the plans. Germany's foreign intelligence agency reportedly wants to spend €300 million (about US$375 million) in the next five years on technology that would let it spy in real time on social networks outside of Germany, and decrypt and monitor encrypted Internet traffic.

Country: Germany

Domains: Privacy

Stakeholder: Government

Tags: Strategic Technology Initiative, SIT programme, Strategische Initiative Technik, intelligence agency, Internet, social media monitor, spy agency, secret service, surveillance

Posted on Saturday 15 November 2014

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