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Patrick Sensburg, chair of the German parliament's NSA Committee of Inquiry, suggested that German politicians use typewriters rather than email in an interview with the Morgenmagazin TV show Monday night.
Moscow reportedly used similar means in 2013 after Edward Snowden's data leaks, and Sensberg emphasized that his proposal was not a joke. With the ongoing U.S. spying on Germany, Sensburg says, the move is necessary to maintain privacy.
The U.S.-Germany surveillance fight was heightened last week when the top U.S. Intelligence official was ordered to leave Germany. While John Kerry may call Germany and the U.S. "great friends," Sensburg begs to differ.- -
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