German government wants ‘backdoor’ access to every digital device: report

Found on The Local on Tuesday, 05 December 2017
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Germany’s Interior Minister wants to force tech and car companies to provide the German security services with hidden digital access to cars, computers, phones and more, according to a media report from Friday.

De Maizière also wants the security services to have the ability to spy on any device connected to the internet. Tech companies would have to give the state "back door" access to private tablets and computers, and even to smart TVs and digital kitchen systems.

Good luck with that after the experiences with the Stasi.