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Verizon loses contract with Germany over espionage fears

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Germany has cancelled the contract with Verizon, the supplier of internet service to numerous German government buildings and facilities.

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This decision came in the midst of a major overhaul project of Germany’s internal communications network. The project got the green light from the German government after the news regarding US’ espionage activities was released.

On top of US’ spying operations, former U.S. intelligence operative, Edward Snowden, claimed that Washington had performed massive surveillance into Germany and went as far as tapping into Germany’s Chancellor Angela Merkel’s cell phone.

Whether these claims have any truth in them or not, the general public still does not know, but Germany did announce that they were looking into this matter as of earlier this month. Currently, there is no evidence that Verizon had any involvement in the matter.

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