Despite Backlash German Government Still Working With NSA, ISIS Threat Used As Excuse To Continue Cooperation

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Jason Ditz reports for Antiwar:

‘The Edward Snowden leaks and the revelation of wholesale NSA surveillance of the entire planet hit a lot of people hard, but particularly in Germany, where the public knows all too well the dangers of a surveillance state. The backlash was huge, and the German government promised major changes to their relationship with the US spies.

Looking back on the year, not much has changed, however, with officials saying the ISIS threat means Germany couldn’t possibly get rid of the “cooperation” with the NSA, as they have to track the many, many Germans who went to join ISIS.’

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