German spy chief says wouldn't trust Facebook with his data

BERLIN — Germany's domestic intelligence chief says he wouldn't trust Facebook with his data.

Hans-Georg Maassen says he was "astonished how many people were surprised" by the privacy scandal surrounding Facebook users' personal information.

Speaking Wednesday on the sidelines of a corporate security conference in Berlin, Maassen said he doesn't have a Facebook account.

He told reporters that "as a matter of principle I only entrust my data to companies that I'd really trust. And I wouldn't have trusted Facebook with my data, I'll say that quite openly."

Asked whether he would like to question Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, as the U.S. Congress is doing this week, Maassen said: "I don't have any questions for him at the moment."

Far-right groups have actively used social media ahead of recent German elections.

People also read these

London Fashion Week opens amid Brexit...

Feb 17, 2017

Models and fashion editors descended on Britain's capital from a snowy New York for the start of...

US vice president visits former Nazi...

Feb 20, 2017

U.S. Vice President Mike Pence toured the site of a former Nazi concentration camp

It's Carnival in Rio and Nishikori might take a...

Feb 20, 2017

Kei Nishikori and the Rio Open will be upstaged this week

Duchess of Cambridge pool-playing skills deemed...

Feb 22, 2017

The Duchess of Cambridge has shown off her pool-playing skills _ though one teenager was not...

Leicester team on defensive breaking silence on...

Feb 25, 2017

Two days after Claudio Ranieri's firing, Leicester players went on the defensive to insist they...

About Us

Kayak Away aims to bring the latest news, techniques, destinations, and stories that inspire you to get on the water. We are all here together to share all the awesome tips and tricks to kayak.

Contact us: sales[at]

Subscribe Now!