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NSA Intercepting Computer Deliveries, Implanting Spyware: Report
2013-12-30 12:27:43

Gerard LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online According to a report Sunday from the German publication Der Spiegel, a special hacking unit from the US National Security Agency (NSA), intercepts deliveries of new computer equipment and plants spyware. The Office of Tailored Access Operations (TAO) is one of the NSA’s most successful operations for infiltrating computer systems. Der Spiegel wrote, “If a target person, agency or company orders a new computer or related...

UK Intelligence Using NSA Techniques To Spy On Citizens: Snowden
2013-11-12 08:19:46

Alan McStravick for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online There can be no doubt the NSA has been, from a public trust and public relations point-of-view, marred by Edward Snowden and his slow and steady release of information to select media outlets. Now the intelligence agency emerging with a blackened eye is the UK's Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ). This latest revelation has been published in the German magazine Der Spiegel. It all goes back to September. It was then...

Smartphone Data May Not Be Safe From The NSA
2013-09-09 04:02:43

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online The US National Security Agency (NSA) has the ability to access user data on several popular types of smartphones, according to reports published by German news outlet Spiegel this weekend. According to a September 7 article, the online version of the Hamburg-based weekly news magazine Der Spiegel claims to have seen “top secret NSA documents” that “explicitly note that the NSA can tap into such information on Apple iPhones,...

Did Western Drug Companies Subject East Germans To Wrongful Medical Trials?
2013-05-15 10:45:22

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Western drug companies tested pharmaceuticals on more than 50,000 people in the former communist East Germany, several of whom died, the German weekly Der Spiegel reported this week, according to BBC News and other media outlets. Some 600 clinical trials were allegedly conducted in more than 50 hospitals until the 1989 fall of the Berlin Wall, according to the report, which cited previously unpublished documents that came from...

2012-09-05 02:24:39

LA JOLLA, Calif., Sept. 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- "There are two groups of people," J. Craig Venter told Der Spiegel in 2010. "People either want to know...or they prefer to live like an ostrich with their head in the sand, not knowing anything." By any definition, Venter is a person who wants to know. He wanted to understand the human genome. But the Human Genome Project was working too slowly for his taste. So he created a company, Celera Genomics, that leapfrogged the government-backed...

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2010-09-20 09:15:00

As officials from the German government met on Monday to discuss privacy issues centering around Google's Street View service, weekly news magazine Der Spiegel reported that "several hundred thousand people" have told the California-based technology corporation that they do not want their homes and businesses featured on the mapping service. "Der Spiegel cited sources close to Google, which in August said it expected tens of thousands of tenants and owners to respond to its offer, unique to...

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2010-06-28 06:20:00

Germany's justice minister was quoted as saying by Der Spiegel magazine on Saturday that Apple Inc. must "immediately make clear" what data it collects from users of its products and for what purposes. "Users of iPhones and other GPS devices must be aware of what kind of information about them is being collected," Sabine Leutheusser-Schnarrenberger told the German weekly. According to Der Spiegel, the minister's criticism was aimed at Apple's recent changes to its privacy policy where the...

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2009-07-18 09:20:00

German automaker Volkswagen is planning a complete acquisition of sports car manufacturer Porsche, sources say. The German magazine Der Spiegel, citing unnamed sources, reported Saturday that rather than purchase just 49.9 percent of the struggling Stuttgart, Germany, sports car maker as had already been reported, Volkswagen is laying plans to purchase the entire company using a pair of financial transactions. Der Spiegel said Volkswagen would make Porsche its 10th brand by first purchasing...

2009-03-18 17:18:19

Migrant workers in Europe are finding the welcome they got when economies were booming has worn thin, with some countries inviting them to leave, officials say. As globalization took hold, 200 million people have evolved into migrant workers, one fifth of them Europeans, Der Spiegel reported Wednesday. In addition, the United Nations International Labor Organization said as many as 30 million people around the world could lose their jobs by the end of the year. Spain, which went through a...

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2009-02-20 15:30:00

German Finance Minister Peer Steinbruck warned the European Union may have to rescue individual countries overwhelmed by national debt. Member countries Italy, Greece and Ireland may be among the first in the eurozone to become insolvent, Der Spiegel reported Friday. We have a few countries in the eurozone who are getting into difficulties with their payments, Steinbruck said in Dusseldorf, Germany, this week. If one eurozone (country) gets into trouble, then collectively we will have to be...