The Germans owe terrorists an apology for violating their privacy with spyware.
No, this is not a genuine headlline but Interior Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble faces strong opposition in plans to spy on terror suspects by deploying malicious emails.
The emails contain Trojans, software that furtively installs itself, allowing agents to search the hard drives.
I suppose the opposition Free Democrats, Gisela Piltz, would apologize to suspects since this is an unacceptable intrusion into privacy. Justice Minister Brigitte Zypries, of the Social Democrats (SPD), has also voiced concern about the possible infringement of privacy laws.
If privacy were a larger concern most Trojans would be eliminated from desktops: like that is going to happen. So many products on the web contain Trojans I hardly think terror suspects deserve that much consideration. And, for those of us who take pre-emptive measures, it really does not matter. There are those times I wish governments would stop looking out for us. This is one of those times.