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German justice minister forbids blanket social media watch

Friday 11 July 2014 | 10:54 CET | News
Federal Justice Minister Heiko Maas (SPD) has refused to allow the German intelligence service BND to carry out plans to monitor social networks such as Facebook and Twitter in real time, according to Heise Online. He said there are clear lines, and that even secret services must stick to the laws. He told Passauer Neue Presse that he sees no legal basis for blanket surveillance of all social networks, Heise Online said. He also wondered who would analyse the flood of information.

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