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  • German telecoms allay privacy fears
  • German telecoms allay privacy fears
    Mike Herbst (2013) ©
SIGNAL

German telecoms allay privacy fears

Ever since Edward Snowden leaked documents about mass surveillance, people in Germany have been amongst the most spooked by the notion of government spying. Much of the fear is being stoked by German media, but telecoms companies are stepping up data protection on their networks nevertheless.

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