Probe into NSA spying dropped in Germany

German Prosecutors End Probe into NSA Spy Claims Leaked by Snowden

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

U.S. whistleblower Edward Snowden shocked the world when he lifted the veil on the extensive spy operations being led by the NSA, both domestic and foreign, and despite being considered one of its strongest allies, the German government was said to have been a high-profile target with wiretapping and more. The news naturally led to …

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Stephen founded German Pulse and LGBT Germany out of a passion to introduce Americans to a Germany that goes beyond beer and polka (although with enough beer he has been known to polka it up a bit). He's a coffee addict, lover of wine and good times, a hit in the kitchen and editor of TV commercials. You can follow him on Twitter (@StephenWFuchs) to find out a lot more.
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Probe Against Alleged NSA Wiretapping of Merkel’s Phone Calls Dropped

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After documents that claimed the NSA had been tapping into German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s person phone calls leaked in October 2013, an investigation by German prosecutors has come to an end with no evidence that the spying actually occurred. Shortly after the story broke, there was an immediate tension between Merkel …

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Stephen founded German Pulse and LGBT Germany out of a passion to introduce Americans to a Germany that goes beyond beer and polka (although with enough beer he has been known to polka it up a bit). He's a coffee addict, lover of wine and good times, a hit in the kitchen and editor of TV commercials. You can follow him on Twitter (@StephenWFuchs) to find out a lot more.
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German Politicians Look To Typewriters For NSA Investigative Work

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Patrick Sensburg, the head of Germany’s parliamentary committee investigating the NSA spying allegations, revealed in an interview with ARD that he and his committee are looking at using traditional typewriters to carry out their written work around the ongoing investigation, with the hope that it will block any spying that …

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Stephen founded German Pulse and LGBT Germany out of a passion to introduce Americans to a Germany that goes beyond beer and polka (although with enough beer he has been known to polka it up a bit). He's a coffee addict, lover of wine and good times, a hit in the kitchen and editor of TV commercials. You can follow him on Twitter (@StephenWFuchs) to find out a lot more.
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German Government Cancels Verizon Contract Over Security Concerns

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On Thursday, the German government disclosed that it would not be renewing their communications contract with the U.S.-based telecom giant Verizon when it expires in 2015, citing concerns over the company’s potential obligation to follow U.S. spying orders. Verizon had secured this lucrative deal to supply the German government with a …

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Stephen founded German Pulse and LGBT Germany out of a passion to introduce Americans to a Germany that goes beyond beer and polka (although with enough beer he has been known to polka it up a bit). He's a coffee addict, lover of wine and good times, a hit in the kitchen and editor of TV commercials. You can follow him on Twitter (@StephenWFuchs) to find out a lot more.
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German Lawmakers Call On Snowden To Testify In NSA Investigation

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The debate on whether or not to call on NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden to testify in a parliamentary inquiry on the mass surveillance of German citizens by the American government came to an end on Thursday when committee members unanimously voted yes. Roderich Kiesewetter, the conservative head of the investigative committee, said that …

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Stephen founded German Pulse and LGBT Germany out of a passion to introduce Americans to a Germany that goes beyond beer and polka (although with enough beer he has been known to polka it up a bit). He's a coffee addict, lover of wine and good times, a hit in the kitchen and editor of TV commercials. You can follow him on Twitter (@StephenWFuchs) to find out a lot more.
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Merkel To Visit President Obama in Washington This Week

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel will be making her first visit to Washington DC since 2011 on May 1 and 2, and will be meeting with President Obama early Friday for a lunch meeting focused on international and economic issues. This will be the first meeting between the two leaders since news broke …

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Stephen founded German Pulse and LGBT Germany out of a passion to introduce Americans to a Germany that goes beyond beer and polka (although with enough beer he has been known to polka it up a bit). He's a coffee addict, lover of wine and good times, a hit in the kitchen and editor of TV commercials. You can follow him on Twitter (@StephenWFuchs) to find out a lot more.
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In German TV Interview, Snowden Claims US Officials Want To Kill Him

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On Sunday night, the German TV news program Tagesschau aired an exclusive interview with NSA leaker Edward Snowden, in which he discussed in more detail the US-German spying and revealed the desire of U.S. officials wanting to kill him. The first question of the interview was centered around the threats …

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Stephen founded German Pulse and LGBT Germany out of a passion to introduce Americans to a Germany that goes beyond beer and polka (although with enough beer he has been known to polka it up a bit). He's a coffee addict, lover of wine and good times, a hit in the kitchen and editor of TV commercials. You can follow him on Twitter (@StephenWFuchs) to find out a lot more.
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Edward Snowden Offers To Give Testimony In Upcoming NSA Inquiry In Germany

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After meeting with German parliamentarian Hans-Christian Ströbele in Moscow on Thursday, Edward Snowden offered his assistance in an upcoming German inquiry into the NSA spying on Chancellor Angela Merkel’s private phone calls by indicating his willingness to testify.  Ströbele left the meeting with a letter from Snowden, which was delivered to Merkel and published …

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Stephen founded German Pulse and LGBT Germany out of a passion to introduce Americans to a Germany that goes beyond beer and polka (although with enough beer he has been known to polka it up a bit). He's a coffee addict, lover of wine and good times, a hit in the kitchen and editor of TV commercials. You can follow him on Twitter (@StephenWFuchs) to find out a lot more.
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Sen. Dianne Feinstein Speaks Out Against Spying On Merkel, Despite History Of Defending NSA

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U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) issued a statement on Monday criticizing the recently discovered spying activity conducted by the National Security Agency (NSA) on key world leaders, including German Chancellor Angela Merkel, and has ordered that a complete surveillance review take place. Feinstein’s opposition may come as …

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Stephen founded German Pulse and LGBT Germany out of a passion to introduce Americans to a Germany that goes beyond beer and polka (although with enough beer he has been known to polka it up a bit). He's a coffee addict, lover of wine and good times, a hit in the kitchen and editor of TV commercials. You can follow him on Twitter (@StephenWFuchs) to find out a lot more.
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Leading German Email Providers Attempt To Make Messages Appear More Secure Against Spying

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The concerns over the NSA spying in Germany are still going strong weeks after the news broke out, and now some of the leading email providers in the country have created a new “E-mail made in Germany” campaign to create the perception that their emails are secure.  Security measures being …

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Stephen founded German Pulse and LGBT Germany out of a passion to introduce Americans to a Germany that goes beyond beer and polka (although with enough beer he has been known to polka it up a bit). He's a coffee addict, lover of wine and good times, a hit in the kitchen and editor of TV commercials. You can follow him on Twitter (@StephenWFuchs) to find out a lot more.
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