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US Spying Fears Leads German Gov't To End Verizon Contract
2014-06-27 09:04:43

Peter Suciu for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online "Countries spy on each other, we spy on others." Politician pundit and syndicated columnist Charles Krauthammer made that bold statement last year when details on the National Security Agency's (NSA) PRISM program were leaked and made public by Edward Snowden. The leaked documents showed that Washington had conducted mass surveillance in Germany and had even eavesdropped on German Chancellor Angela Merkel's mobile phone. While it is...

German Government Does Not Deny Spying On Computer Users
2011-10-10 10:36:45

The German government is spying on computer users in its country with a trojan horse program without their consent, a German hacker group claims. The Chaos Computer Club (CCC), claims on its website that it has obtained and analyzed software that is ostensibly a “lawful interception” program designed to legally listen in on internet-based phone calls as part of a legal wiretap. Its capabilities, the group says, go beyond legally acceptable bounds, MSNBC is reporting. The...

2011-05-16 05:45:00

The Welt am Sonntag newspaper said on Sunday that the German government is prepared to pay $1.4 billion in subsidies over the next two years to help its industry develop electric cars. Chancellor Angela Merkel asked Germany to become the market leader in the new technology with a view to "having a million electric cars on our roads by 2020." According to Welt am Sonntag, the cabinet will discuss financial support for the industry as early as Wednesday. The paper said the government is...

2011-04-05 15:12:00

Homecare Funding Increases, Changes to Pensions Also Negotiated NEW YORK, April 5, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Claims Conference has negotiated with the German government for historic successive increases in funding for homecare for Holocaust victims and for significant changes in its pension programs, announced Chairman Julius Berman. The Claims Conference obtained a multi-year commitment for homecare funding for survivors around the world. For 2012, the German government will...

2010-12-27 14:46:08

The German government said Monday that it detected a sharp rise in cyber attacks in 2010, which has sparked it to set up a center to deal with the danger next year. "There has been a sharp rise in so-called electronic attacks on the networks of German government and local authorities," interior ministry spokesman Stefan Paris told a regular government briefing. "Germany is a very high-tech country with considerable experience and know-how, so of course others will naturally try to get hold...

2010-12-06 14:01:00

NEW YORK, Dec. 6, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Julius Berman, Chairman of the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany (Claims Conference), announced the successful negotiation of a historic agreement with the German government to provide euro 110 million (approximately $145 million) in 2011 for vital homecare services for Jewish Holocaust victims living around the world. "This is double the amount that the Claims Conference received for 2010 following negotiations earlier...

2010-09-20 09:15:00

As officials from the German government met on Monday to discuss privacy issues centering around Google's Street View service, weekly news magazine Der Spiegel reported that "several hundred thousand people" have told the California-based technology corporation that they do not want their homes and businesses featured on the mapping service. "Der Spiegel cited sources close to Google, which in August said it expected tens of thousands of tenants and owners to respond to its offer, unique to...

2009-05-29 08:07:58

Italian automaker Fiat withdrew from talks with the German government on the fate of Opel Friday, saying the plan posed extreme risks. The last round of requests which would require Fiat, among other things, to fund Opel on an emergency basis while the German government determines the exact timing and conditions of the interim financing, would expose Fiat to unnecessary and unwarranted risks, Fiat Chief Executive Officer Sergio Marchionne said in a statement. Marchionne said a request to...

2006-07-21 06:43:56

By Louis Charbonneau BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany rejects parts of a letter from Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to Chancellor Angela Merkel which called into question Israel's right to exist, a government spokesman said on Friday. Iranian Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki delivered the letter to the German embassy in Tehran earlier this week. A German government official who saw the letter told Reuters it criticized Israel and said Germany and Iran should cooperate in dealing...

Word of the Day
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.