BfV gradually takes charge of Länder intelligence
Despite the much-publicised departure of its director Hans-Georg Maassen last month, the German internal intelligence service is gaining greater control over the Länder intelligence services. [...]
The FBI (Federal Bureau of Investigation) combines the role of a US federal police force and an internal intelligence service. It comes under the authority of the Department of Justice and oversees the police authorities at the federal level. A member of the US intelligence community, the FBI often competes with the CIA on terrorism and counterintelligence cases.
The development of facial recognition and behavioural observation software is opening up a new market in lie detection for investigative forces all over the world. A number of startups, such as Sensority or Affective, are working in this area. [...]