Security Architectures in the EU

Schlagwort: Federal Criminal Police Office

  • Germany: „Knife experts“ of police and media under fire

    Germany: „Knife experts“ of police and media under fire

    Right-wing politicians and the media work with questionable statistics on knives as a means of committing crimes. The Federal Criminal Police Office will not publish valid figures until this year. For more than two years, the right-wing extremist AfD party in the federal and state governments has been trying to prove with parliamentary questions that […]

  • German police and secret service: Transmission of Kurdish association data is illegal

    German police and secret service: Transmission of Kurdish association data is illegal

    Associations of foreign nationals are kept in a central register in Germany. Members of Kurdish foundations are subject to special surveillance. However, a corresponding decree from 1994 can not be found anymore. The German Federal Office of Administration (BVA) transmits data on Kurdish associations to the police and secret service without any reason. The background […]

  • Germany: Mobile phones as a tracking bug

    Germany: Mobile phones as a tracking bug

    With silent SMS, cell site analysis and IMSI catchers, authorities can pinpoint the location of a mobile device to within a few metres. Last year, the German Federal Criminal Police sent about 68,000 silent SMS in 33 cases (one of which was a danger aversion case), which is a significant increase compared to preceding years. […]

  • Facial recognition: Number of persons identified in Germany doubles annually

    Facial recognition: Number of persons identified in Germany doubles annually

    The German police are increasingly using photographs to name unknown persons. More and more, pictures from social networks are being used. Recognition is also possible if the persons are wearing a protective mouth-nose mask. Some authorities also use so-called super-recognisers. A growing number of people are being identified by German police forces with the help […]