61853763 story German Intelligence Employee Arrested On Suspicion of Spying For US On Bundestag 74 Posted by Soulskill on Friday July 04, 2014 @02:06PM from the and-you-thought-the-NSA-thing-was-winding-down dept. New submitter Plumpaquatsch writes: Deutsche Welle reports: "A member of Germany's foreign intelligence agency has been detained for possibly spying for the U.S. The 31-year-old is suspected of giving a U.S. spy agency information about a parliamentary inquiry of NSA activities. During questioning, the suspect reportedly told investigators that he had gathered information on an investigative committee from Germany's lower house of parliament, the Bundestag. The panel is conducting an inquiry into NSA surveillance on German officials and citizens; yesterday an ex-staffer told it the NSA was 'totalitarian' mass collector of data."