Skip to comments.NSA fears prompt Germany to end Verizon contract
Posted on 06/27/2014 3:08:45 AM PDT by Olog-hai
The German government is ending a contract with Verizon over fears the company could be letting U.S. intelligence agencies eavesdrop on sensitive communications, officials said Thursday.
The New York-based company has for years provided Internet services to a number of government departments, although not to German security agencies, said Interior Ministry spokesman Tobias Plate. [ ]
German authorities were particularly irked by reports that the NSA had targeted Chancellor Angela Merkel. Berlin has also proposed building more secure networks in Europe to avoid having to rely on American Internet companies that manage much of the electronic traffic circulating the globe.
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Need I say the irony?
Is Verizon a company that helped the NSA with this illegal spying on innocent citizens just trying to live their lives
I don’t blame them. Everybody knows the President will pretend not to know what his own team is doing to people.
Will Germany have to pay the $250 early termination fee?