Almost a year after a truck ploughed through a Christmas market in Berlin, killing twelve and maiming many more people, the loved ones of the victims penned a letter condemning Merkel’s inaction.
So far Merkel has not contacted any of the loved ones in the course of the last year, but she feels pressed to do so now. She will see some of them in person.
Source Zeit online
Don’t worry if you don’t understand the interface-multiple-implementation suggestion! He does not make clear what his point is. It’s not your lack of technical understanding.
Free speech will always be a political issue. Child pornography will always be punished. I don’t think that any government’s hand will every be tied to investgate who is behind some telecommunication matter that they are really, really interested in. Technology will never be both anonymous (communication uses ressources, you do unwittingly identify to people on many gates) and distributed.
Zeit online reports that laws 100c StGO and 100f StGO are up to change in order to ease wiretapping in criminal investigations. Until now cooperation of private telecommunication providers with law enforcement is voluntary. The minister tries to enforce mandatory cooperation.
The German constitution provides special protection of the home. I don’t know if there are constitutional problems with issuing subpoenas to parties who are not under investigation themselves.
Such laws will not be widely discussed in public because they are important. The news rather talks about foreign yellow press blather like Trump tweet stories. The reason why it hits the news on Zeit online is that the ministry made minor public corrections to reports from small blogs which reported about the ambition.