Germany backs online monitoring to fight terrorism

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Friday that Germany must allow security services to use the Internet to track terrorist suspects’ online movements.”It can’t be that we create a space in which terrorists are completely safe and the state can’t enter it,” Merkel said in reference to the Internet at a conference in Berlin.Interior Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble, a member of Merkel’s Christian Democrats, is pushing to get clearance for Germany’s Federal Crime Office (BKA) to carry out online searches.

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