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German security chief: Ditch Google and Facebook if you’re afraid of spying

NSA Spying Advice

Germany continued its campaign to stir up outrage this week over recent revelations that the NSA spies on Internet communications. German Interior Minister Hans-Peter Friedrich on Wednesday said that any Internet users afraid that their private information might be exposed to NSA snooping have a simple way to protect their data: Stop using U.S. services like Google and Facebook. “Whoever fears their communication is being intercepted in any way should use services that don’t go through American servers,” Friedrich said, according to the Associated Press. He also said that a delegation of German officials will fly to the U.S. next week to discuss recent claims that the NSA and other U.S. intelligence agencies are spying on European citizens.

Zach Epstein

Zach Epstein has worked in and around ICT for more than 15 years, first in marketing and business development with two private telcos, then as a writer and editor covering business news, consumer electronics and telecommunications. Zach’s work has been quoted by countless top news publications in the US and around the world. He was also recently named one of the world's top-10 “power mobile influencers” by Forbes, as well as one of Inc. Magazine's top-30 Internet of Things experts.

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