The Public Prosecutor laid an important decision about the committee that oversees the intelligence and security services at the feet of the Tweede Kamer, lower house of parliament, on Wednesday night. The Prosecutor has indications that one or more party leaders in the Kamer leaked information from this strictly confidential committee, and the Kamer now has to decide what to do about it
There is no evidence that Germany spied on the Netherlands at the request of the American secret Service NSA.
An Austrian politician has accused the German secret service and telecommunications company Deutsche Telekom of intercepting internet traffic to the Netherlands, among others.
According to Rob Bertholee, the chief of the General Intelligence and Security Service, whistle blower Edward Snowden's allegations that the AIVD is a lap dog to its American counterpart is "absolute bullshit".
Chip producer Gemalto have reasonable grounds to believe that the company was victim to "sophisticated attacks" by the British Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ) and the American National Security Agency (NSA) in 2010 and 2011.
Chip maker Gemalto will be presenting its findings in the investigation into reported hackings in a tomorrow. Meanwhile the company has already concluded that its SIM cards, bank cards, passports and other products are secure from initial findings.
The Netherlands-based chip maker Gemalto has been hacked by the United States secret service NSA and the British GCHQ, De Telegraaf reports. This is according to a report by The Intercept based on documents received by NSA whistle blower Edward Snowden.
VVD Parliamentarian Klaas Dijkhoff denounced the phantom images raised by opponents that large scale data trawls will soon be conducted in the Netherlands, just like the NSA does in the United states, NU. reports. "The fear exists and people like to call up that feeling, but there is not country in the world where information is dealt with more carefully." he said.
The Dutch intelligence services AIVD and MIVD are not the whipping boys of the American intelligence community, in particular the NSA, states the Dutch Minister of Interior, Ronald Plasterk. The statement is a response to an accusation made by former NSA employee and US whistleblower Edward Snowden, who said Dutch intelligence services walk on an American leash and are "extremely docile."
According to American whistle blower Edward Snowden, mass surveillance is not effective at all. "The problem with mass surveillance is that you're burying people under too much data." Snowden said in an interview with Niewsuur in Moscow.
Dutch intelligence services AIVD and MIVD walk on the leash of USA's National Security Agency (NSA) and are "extremely docile" and seen as "subordinates", says former NSA and CIA employee Edward Snowden in an interview to Volkskrant and Nieuwsuur.
The monitoring program PRISM from the American intelligence service NSA has also prevented an attack in the Netherlands, according to a report from the controller of the services in the Netherlands, The Control Commission concerning the Intelligence and Security Services (CTIVD), about the activities of the service in 2013, the Volkskrant reports.
After a debate lasting nearly eleven hours, in which Ronald Plasterk came under fire due to the 1.8 million telephone details his intelligence services shared with the NSA.
Today is a crucial day for Ronald Plasterk (PvdA, Internal Affairs). He has to explain himself in the House of Parliament for the collection of 1.8 million telephone details by Dutch information services.
The impending debate in the House of Parliament over spying will see the biggest lawyers in military criminal law demanding the secret service MIVD for clarity about illegal phone taps.
The Labour Party(PvdA) has lost two seats this week in the political poll from Maurice de Hond, leaving 12.
In the hot seat over revelations that Government eavesdropped on private phone calls, Home Affairs Minister Ronald Plasterk says he is still confident he has the support from the Cabinet.
Ministers Ronald Plasterk (Internal Affairs) and Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert (Defense) were sent for by Prime Minister Mark Rutte for an emergency discussion about the way in which they informed Parliament about the monitoring operations of the information services.
It was the Netherlands and not the NSA that collected the data on 1.8 million local phone calls that is in the possession of the American security organisation.
The round-up of some of this week's most noteworthy events and news stories features the debate around switching off freeway lights, the Netherlands having the fastest internet in Europe, three Dutch arrested in UAE for espionage, the Dutch army using by NSA encrypted phones, 1,200 kg heroin discovered in tomato paste, police hunting a missing man, Polare bookstores closing because of money problems, and an Amsterdam alderman who got beat protecting women on a tram.
The Dutch army used secured phones that were encrypted by the American NSA and their British counterpart, GCHQ, up to a few years ago. Philips sold the secured phones to the Dutch government.
A government committee tasked with investigating electronic surveillance recommended that Dutch intelligence agencies should be allowed to monitor internet and telephone traffic.
The U.S. National Security Agency (NSA) secret documents leaked by Edward Snowden, an American computer specialist and former NSA contractor, reveal that the United States spied on the Netherlands from 1946 to 1968, Xinhua reports, citing the NRC newspaper.