NSA Fears Prompt Germany To End Verizon Contract
The German government is canceling a contract with Verizon over fears the company could be letting U.S. intelligence agencies eavesdrop on official communications. The Interior Ministry says it will let its current contract for Internet services with the New York-based company expire in 2015. Germany has been at the forefront of international outrage over alleged electronic eavesdropping by the U.S. Ministry spokesman Tobias Plate said Thursday that Germany wants to ensure it has full control over highly sensitive government communications networks.
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