German plans for increased surveillance sparks outcry

Concerns over privacy and Germany's past.
Germany, Tech, Privacy, Surveillance


The ruins of Wünsdorf-Waldstadt south of Berlin. Photo credit: Ben Mack

A request by German police for greater surveillance powers is causing outcry in the European nation.

Many Germans have cited privacy concerns and their country's past, including the infamous surveillance apparatus of the East German secret police, known as the Stasi.

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