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We use cookies to improve our service for you. You can find more information in our data protection declaration. A number of other German states have followed Bavaria in confirming the use of a controversial software program to spy on people through their computers. The German justice minister has demanded an investigation. Several additional German states have admitted to deploying spyware in order to investigate serious criminal offenses, according to regional media sources.

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We use cookies to improve our service for you. You can find more information in our data protection declaration. A number of other German states have followed Bavaria in confirming the use of a controversial software program to spy on people through their computers.

The German justice minister has demanded an investigation. Several additional German states have admitted to deploying spyware in order to investigate serious criminal offenses, according to regional media sources. In Lower Saxony, the software has been in use for two years, according to the public broadcaster NDR. Authorities in Brandenburg, meanwhile, told the daily Berliner Morgenpost that they are currently using the spyware in a single, on-going investigation. The interior ministry in the western state North Rhine-Westphalia also admitted that police had used the software in two instances, both of which had been approved by a judge.

The news agency dpa reported that both cases had involved serious drug crimes. Officials in the southern German state of Bavaria were the first to confirm late Monday that their agencies have been using a spyware program since It remains unclear whether all four states had been using the same software or not.

Bavarian Interior Minister Joachim Herrmann said in a statement that they had acted within the law, and he promised a review of the software's use. Computer security experts and German politicians say such software is likely in violation of the German constitution. A hacker group accused the German government on Saturday of developing and using the software to spy on its own citizens. Justice Minister Sabine Leutheusser-Schnarrenberger called on the federal and state governments to launch a joint investigation into the matter.

The Chaos Computer Club CCC , a well-known German hacker group, on Saturday announced its analysis of the so-called "Bundestrojaner," or "Federal Trojan," had revealed that this "lawful interception" program goes far beyond what normally would be allowed under German law. The spyware could even be used to plant evidence on a computer.

The CCC, which came across the software through an anonymous tip, alleges the Trojan was developed by German police forces for intercepting personal data from computers, including those of private individuals. The CCC's analysis showed that the Trojan can log keystrokes, take screenshots, record Skype conversations and even activate webcams or computer microphones to survey private happenings inside a person's home.

What's worse, the CCC said, is that poor data encryption protocols in the Trojan could allow the software to be used by third parties. After the Federal Trojan's source code was published, several Internet security companies confirmed the CCC's conclusions. Graham Cluley, senior technology consultant for Sophos, a British computer security firm which also analyzed the software, points out that the malware "appears to connect to an IP address which we believe to be based in Dusseldorf or Neuss.

Hypponen says about half of the Internet security industry currently blocks the malware. The German Constitutional Court in established barriers to implementing such software, requiring that interception of Internet-based phone calls only be done with a warrant and court order.

Due to its high level of functionality, implementing this particular software would likely violate the German constitution. In its Web post, the CCC chided the German government for its alleged constitutional violations: "Law enforcement agencies will overstep their authority if not watched carefully," the group wrote.

Given Germany's history during the Nazi and Communist periods of totalitarian government and out-of-control police powers, the allegations have been seen as particularly serious. Facebook has agreed to sign up to a voluntary code of conduct in Germany to protect users' data, in a first-ever move for the social networking site. The decision was made at a meeting with Germany's interior minister. One out of three Germans has a take it or leave it attitude when it comes to online data protection, a new survey shows.

Better information on the risks and advantages of the Internet would benefit German users. Germany's oldest hacker collective, the Chaos Computer Club are holding an international get-together just outside Berlin for computer nerds and technology enthusiasts. Now, they want to extend the Internet to space.

The search giant is spending millions of euros to fund a new academic research center in Berlin. The center will examine net neutrality, cloud computing, data protection and more. After Egypt's government temporarily cut off Internet service there, debate in other countries on a "kill switch" has flared up. One prominent computer group has voiced concerns about possible developments in Germany. US researchers have discovered a large number of vulnerabilities in smartphones.

Malware and backdoors are often pre-installed at the root level, and there is nothing a regular user can do about it. Developers have done a lot to ensure that we can use the Internet freely. Now the programmers need our help: If as many users as possible install the app OONI, it will come to light who is censoring where.

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More info OK. Wrong language? Change it here DW. COM has chosen English as your language setting. COM in 30 languages. Deutsche Welle. Audiotrainer Deutschtrainer Die Bienenretter. Science Several German states admit to use of controversial spy software A number of other German states have followed Bavaria in confirming the use of a controversial software program to spy on people through their computers. A hacker group says Berlin may have software to spy on citizens.

The CCC was 'quite sure' its findings were correct, according to Kurz. Hypponen's security firm has 'no reason' to doubt the findings. Germany's justice minister said her ministry had not implemented the software.

Facebook signs up to voluntary privacy code in Germany Facebook has agreed to sign up to a voluntary code of conduct in Germany to protect users' data, in a first-ever move for the social networking site. Germans take a 'black-and-white view' of online privacy One out of three Germans has a take it or leave it attitude when it comes to online data protection, a new survey shows.

Hackers aim for the final frontier Germany's oldest hacker collective, the Chaos Computer Club are holding an international get-together just outside Berlin for computer nerds and technology enthusiasts. Google appoints first scholars to Internet research institute The search giant is spending millions of euros to fund a new academic research center in Berlin. Internet 'kill switch' concerns voiced in Germany After Egypt's government temporarily cut off Internet service there, debate in other countries on a "kill switch" has flared up.

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It would then report this data back to servers, two of which were identified — one in the US and the other in Germany. The program could also be remotely updated and potentially used to install and run other programs. As far as we see, the only party that could confirm that would be the German government itself. In , a ruling by a German Constitutional Court restricted use to cases in which human lives or state property were in danger, and only after permission had been granted by a judge. The trojan itself was poorly written and potentially allowed for others to take control of the software once installed. The concern here is that someone could take over the malware and capture information themselves or plant false evidence.

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The CCC describes itself as "a galactic community of life forms, independent of age, sex, race or societal orientation, which strives across borders for freedom of information…". In general, the CCC advocates more transparency in government, freedom of information , and the human right to communication. Supporting the principles of the hacker ethic , the club also fights for free universal access to computers and technological infrastructure as well as the use of open-source software. Members of the CCC have demonstrated and publicized a number of important information security problems. Notable members of the CCC regularly function as expert witnesses for the German constitutional court , organize lawsuits and campaigns, or otherwise influence the political process. When the event was held in the Hamburg congress center in , it drew guests.

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