When news broke that German chancellor Angela Merkel's personal phone was tapped by the NSA, the German government took notice.
To stop the NSA and other hackers and protect national security, the country is considering getting rid of computers, tablets and smartphones and doing all sensitive work via non-electric typewriters.
It doesn't stop there. Patrick Sensburg, chairman of the German parliament's National Security Agency investigative committee, announced publicly that they will do more to protect national security.
"I'm going to ask the other chairmen and committee members to have their phones checked at once. ... We have to try to keep our internal communication sure to send encrypted e-mails, use crypto phones and other things, and other things that I won’t mention, of course.”
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