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Submission + - German will ban tech companies who work with the NSA from gov't contracts 1

Presto Vivace writes: No federal contracts will go to companies that turn over data to the NSA or other agencies. There may, however, be one crucial exemption

It didn't take an Edward Snowden to figure out that American espionage service providers had access to confidential information about German citizens. It's been known for years that the Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC) works for American secret services.

It's also known that a former CSC subsidiary was involved in the abduction of German citizen Khaled el-Masri, who was turned over to the CIA and subjected to abuse and degradation before the agency finally admitted his arrest and torture were a mistake.

Nevertheless, German CSC subsidiaries have in past years received more than 100 contracts from state and federal governments in Germany, as Süddeutsche Zeitung and public broadcaster NDR reported last fall.

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German will ban tech companies who work with the NSA from gov't contracts

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  • If this counts companies who unwillingly "work with" the NSA it looks like the Germans won't have much in the way of "made in USA."

    The USA has officially harmed commerce (though the scale of which remains to be seen) with this bullshit.

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