Spies Listen to Merkel’s Mobile Phone

The National Security Agency (NSA) has been hacking into the mobile phone of the German Chancellor Angela Merkel. Apparently, they have been spying on the German government since 2002 and systematically surveilled top ranking politicians around the world.

Angela Merkel with phone

Do they have the right to do that? They certainly do and they have taken advantage of the lenient policies of the European Union in terms of behaviour towards our American friends. What is right and wrong is always a matter of interpretation and obviously Merkel as the new ‘Iron Lady’ of Europe has been shown to her limits.

What do you think? Should we spy on our politicians?



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About Sebastian Müller

Sebastian Müller was born and raised in Leipzig/Germany and moved to England as an adolescent. He is a trained research chemist and geneticist and is currently working as a postdoctoral researcher at the Institut Curie in Paris/ France working in cancer research. He obtained his Ph.D. from the University of Cambridge and is still actively involved at the university today. He is fluent in English, German and French and has many fortés and interests including science, philosophy, linguistics, history, competitive sports such as rowing, fitness and nutrition. He is a freelance writer also drawing from his experience as an author in peer-reviewed scientific journals. "I love writing and putting my thoughts down on paper. The written word to me is one of the most powerful ways of conveying thoughts and initiating discussions."
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