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Hackers File Complaint Against German Government

by: Bryon Turcotte  /  February 4, 2014

A recent announcement has confirmed that a sizeable European-based group of hackers has submitted a formal "_criminal complaint_" against Germany due to their reported involvement in "_foreign spying by NSA and GCHQ_" and for also "_violating the right to citizens' privacy_, "according to an article published by RT (formerly Russia Today), the international, multilingual Russian-based television network's website.

The article indicates that the Chaos Computer Club (CCC), the largest association of hackers in Europe, worked in "_cooperation with the International League for Human Rights (ILMR)_" to formally file a complaint on Monday, February 3rd with the "_German Federal Prosecutor General's office._" The organization's complaint is based on the recent controversy surrounding "_former NSA contractor_" and "_whistleblower_" Edward Snowden, according to the article.

A segment extracted from a statement released by the CCC's website was quoted in the article to say, "_We accuse US, British and German secret agents, their supervisors, the German Minister of the Interior as well as the German Chancellor of illegal and prohibited covert intelligence activities, of aiding and abetting of those activities, of violation of the right to privacy and obstruction of justice in office by bearing and cooperating with the electronic surveillance of German citizens by NSA and GCHQ._."

The article outlines that this complaint by the CCC was created to prompt a "_long-overdue investigation by federal prosecutors_" to uncover "_alleged law-breaking by government officials and foreign intelligence agencies._"

Read more in the full RT article about this complaint and how its outcome may cause a significant ripple worldwide as hacking and spying have been a dominant force in today's news.

Written by Bryon Turcotte  /  February 4, 2014