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Germany Gives Verizon The Boot Over NSA Fears

  • Gigaom, Thursday, June 26, 2014 2:53 PM

The German government is ditching Verizon as its network infrastructure provider, and it’s citing Edward Snowden’s revelations about NSA surveillance as a reason. The aftermath of the Snowden leaks has seen China institute heavy vetting of U.S. equipment and Brazil cancel big orders of U.S. military kit. However, despite the fact that the bugging of Chancellor Angela Merkel provided a major diplomatic upset, until now Germany’s response has been more bark than bite.

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