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BND cooperated with CIA to retrieve data in Germany - report

Monday 15 December 2014 | 11:18 CET | News
The German Federal Intelligence Service (BND) cooperated with another US secret service under the code name 'Globe' to retrieve data in Germany, Spiegel Online reports. In 2005, the BND approached the German subsidiary of a US network operator and demanded access to communication links of the Dusseldorf-based company. After consulting its US parent company, it agreed to cooperate with the involvement of the US intelligence agency, the CIA. Allegedly, this was a temporary operation with a focus on counterterrorism. Only international telephone traffic is said to have been intercepted. The

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