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How the NSA Targets Germany and Europe

Countries that the NSA has defined as close friends, or “2nd party,” include the UK, Australia, Canada and New Zealand. These countries, documents indicate, cannot targetted. “3rd Party” nations, like Germany, are offered no such protection and spying all the way up to the office of the Chancellor is suspected.

The Prism

“As a matter of historical analysis, the relationship between secrecy and privacy can be stated in an axiom: the defense of privacy follows, and never precedes, the emergence of new technologies for the exposure of secrets. In other words, the case for privacy always comes too late.”