11/23/2013

Americans lose German government cell phone business because NSA spying

Apple's iPhone has been the phone of choice for German government officials, but to avoid the US government's NSA, the iPhone has been dropped.  From The Local in Germany:
“Our conversations and communication structure have to be safer,” the government report said, following news at the end of October that Chancellor Angela Merkel's phone was being tapped by US intelligence agencies, and that both the UK and US embassies in Berlin allegedly had listing posts on the roof of their buildings.   
Finer details were drawn up by the Bonn federal office for information security (BSI). It has said that discussing official matters over the phone should only be done so on one that is BSI-approved.
The software is not iPhone-compatible, so Apple products will start disappearing from the German parliament. . . .

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