Security Architectures in the EU

Schlagwort: Federal Ministry of the Interior

  • Less „Silent SMS“ from German police, but more secrecy for domestic intelligence

    Less „Silent SMS“ from German police, but more secrecy for domestic intelligence

    The blog Netzpolitik.org graphically displays the sending of „Silent SMS“ every six months. This shows the extent to which police forces and secret services use mobile phones as tracking bugs. Because of this „condensation“ of information worthy of protection, the figures for the Office for the Protection of the Constitution are classified as „secret“. German […]

  • Misuse of warrants: Interpol wants to clean up

    Misuse of warrants: Interpol wants to clean up

    Despite an explicit ban, many countries use Interpol arrest warrants to pursue their opposition. The police organisation therefore wants to examine tens of thousands of alerts issued between 2014 and 2016 more closely. The main focus is on possible asylum seekers. Article 3 of Interpol’s statutes prohibits any „any intervention or activities of a political, […]

  • German government wants to repair Interpol

    German government wants to repair Interpol

    Some Member States use the international police organisation to persecute their opposition. 80,000 arrest warrants are therefore being re-examined. The Interpol police organisation may not use its international arrest warrants for political persecution. Article 3 of the Statutes therefore prohibits „any intervention or activities of a political, military, religious or racial character“. Nevertheless, the Interpol […]

  • Surveillance laboratory Südkreuz

    Surveillance laboratory Südkreuz

    Another pilot project to monitor travellers is starting at a Berlin train station. The German Federal Police is testing the use of technology at Berlin’s Südkreuz railway station to detect and intervene in conspicuous behavior. Hazardous situations are defined for this purpose, which are then to be automatically identified with the aid of „intelligent video […]