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How NSA Spying, Google and Chlorinated Chickens Are Pitting Germans Against Americans -- And What to Do About It

Sigmar Gabriel | Posted 12.24.2014 | World
Sigmar Gabriel

The "Chlorhuhn" chicken symbolizes the fears triggered by a proposed free trade agreement. The fear is that foreign products will push out local goods, and that health standards will drop. We are also having an argument about the way the major Internet companies mine and use data -- with the danger that they will turn us into transparent human beings. But one thing we do agree on is that unrestricted monitoring of communications by secret services can destroy the Internet as a space of liberty. Google's Eric Schmidt rightly described this practice as "outrageous."

NEIN: Google Halts Street View In Germany

The Register | Posted 06.11.2011 | Technology

Google has confirmed it will not be collecting any more pictures for its Street View service in Germany. The decision, taken in light of objections...

Google: 244,000 Germans Say 'No' To Street View

AP | MELISSA EDDY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

BERLIN — Internet giant Google says more than 244,000 Germans have asked that their homes be made unrecognizable in its Street View program, schedul...

Google CEO Tries To Allay Privacy Fears

The Local | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

Google CEO Eric Schmidt said on Thursday he understood why Germans were uneasy about the company's Street View service for historical reasons, as he b...

Google Bends To German Privacy Concerns

AP | JUERGEN BAETZ | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

BERLIN — Google Inc. said Thursday it would double the amount of time Germans have to opt out of having their homes shown in its "Street View" f...