German left slam email spy plan

Thursday, 30 August 2007, 2:30 AM EST

Left-wing members of the ruling coalition have objected strongly to plans by the German interior ministry to enlist email spy software to monitor terror suspects.

A ministry spokesman confirmed that the proposed plank of new anti-terror legislation vetted the use of "Trojans" which smuggle themselves into a suspect's computer disguised as a harmless email. It would then feed information back to police servers whenever the computer was connected to the internet.

At Australian IT.

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