Germany takes action against NSA spying.
* Germany will not renew its government contract with Verizon, citing concerns over spying by the National Security Agency – most notably spying on Chancellor Angela Merkel. (pictured above)
* For decades, Germany has had much stricter privacy and data protection laws than the United States.
* American security consultant and Tor developer Jacob Appelbaum and American filmmaker (and Glenn Greenwald’s primary colleague on the Snowden leaks) Laura Poitras are known to have taken up residence in Germany.
Alles Gut für Deutschland![More.](http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2014/06/over-nsa-worries-germany-ends-government-contract-with-verizon/)