Edward Snowden, the former analyst of the CIA revealed that the U.S. was spying on millions of people in the world, continues to cause controversy after reporting on Sunday, July 7, through the magazine ‘Der Spiegel’, that the German intelligence agencies were aware of the PRISM spying program developed by the United States. However, they did not inform the political authorities of their knowledge.
According to Snowden the National Security Agency (NSA) “was in cahoots with the Germans“. His statements maintain that the German secret services not only benefited from the information obtained through PRISM, however it worried them when details of collection did not transcend to the political sphere.
So “politicians did not have to take any responsibility“, because if that came to light “how it violates the privacy of the people en masse,” said Snowden in an interview. The organization between the two agencies, allowed that the authorities are “protected” against the possible social reaction in case PRISM became public.
“The authorities did not asked us, where we got the data, and neither did we asked them about it,” said Snowden. An expert group headed by the German Interior Minister Hans Peter Friedrich, will travel to Washington to know the details of the PRISM program details and the actions of Germany.