Saturday June 28, 2014

German Parliament Cuts Ties with Verizon in Wake of Spying Row

You might think that the fallout from the NSA disclosures by Edward Snowden would have some sort of half-life, but apparently not. Citing major concerns over Verizon’s data sharing with the NSA, Germany has opted to drop Verizon in favor of Deutsche Telekom AG.

Revelations of U.S. spying have prompted Germany to overhaul its internal communications and secure government networks. The decision to cut ties with Verizon are the first actions as a result.