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GCHQ And NSA Targeted Private German Companies

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ANGELA MERKEL
German Chancellor Angela Merkel awaits the start of an informal plenary session on the last day of the Nuclear Security Summit (NSS) in The Hague, Netherlands, Tuesday, March 25, 2014. (AP Photo/Bart Maat, Pool) | ASSOCIATED PRESS
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The headquarters of Stellar, a company based in the town of Hürth near Cologne, are visible from a distance. Seventy-five white antennas dominate the landscape. The biggest are 16 meters (52 feet) tall and kept in place by steel anchors. It is an impressive sight and serves as a popular backdrop for scenes in TV shows, including the German action series "Cobra 11."

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