Snooping Fears German Firms Race to Shield Secrets

Edward Snowden's revelations about data surveillance have left German firms feeling acutely vulnerable to industrial espionage. In the medium-sized business sector, which contains a host of world leaders in high-tech fields, the race is on to shield vital know-how.
The ruins of a former Cold War NSA listening post on the outskirts of Berlin.

The ruins of a former Cold War NSA listening post on the outskirts of Berlin.

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