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It appears Germany has come out swinging ahead of today's FIFA World Cup match:
*GERMANY ENDING VERIZON CONTRACT, CITING NSA: AP
The German government is canceling a contract with Verizon over fears the company could be letting U.S. intelligence agencies eavesdrop on official communications. The Interior Ministry says it will let its current contract for Internet services with the New York-based company expire in 2015. The announcement comes after reports this week that Verizon and British company Colt provide Internet services to the German parliament and other official entities.
Ministry spokesman Tobias Plate said Thursday that Germany wants to ensure it has full control over highly sensitive government communications networks. Verizon didn't immediately respond to a request for comment.
I can hear wailing from the halls of the NSA...