WikiLeaks releases new batch of leaked documents on US-German intel cooperation
The whistleblowing website WikiLeaks has released nearly 2,500 sensitive documents over the cooperation between the German and the US spy agencies as well as data on Berlin’s inquiry into the matter, RT.com reports.
“Today, 1 December 2016, WikiLeaks releases 90 GB of information relating to the German parliamentary inquiry into the surveillance activities of Germany's foreign intelligence agency Bundesnachrichtendienst (BND) and its cooperation with the US National Security Agency (NSA),” as statement on the website reads.
Among the 2,420 documents leaked by WikiLeaks are print-screens of the papers from the BND itself, the German military intelligence (MAD), the Federal Office for Protection of the Constitution (BfV) and other key ministries.
The revelations come amid an ongoing parliamentary inquiry in Germany into BND’s support of NSA global spying program. According to one particular document (Page 15) the German intelligence even mulled that one of its employees was to learn writing of the US spy software XKeyscore, which was used by the NSA for mass surveillance.