German spyware plans trigger row

German government plans to spy on terror suspects by deploying malicious e-mails have drawn sharp criticism.The e-mails would contain Trojans – software that secretly installs itself on suspects’ computers, allowing agents to search the hard drives. see:

Germany Wants to Spy on Suspects Via Web [AP]

German officials on Friday defended a proposal to use “Trojan horse” software to secretly monitor potential terror suspects’ hard drives, amid fierce debate over whether the measures violate civil liberties. Interior Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble wants to include the measure in a broader security law being considered by conservative Chancellor Angela Merkel’s coalition government.

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