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Germany: Here's some phone tech to 'beat the NSA'

Germany, Hannover
March 8, 2014 at 18:48 GMT +00:00 · Published

Germany: Here's some phone tech to 'beat the NSA'

The spotlight fell on communications security company Secusuite's encryption appliance for the Blackberry Z10 mobile device at the CeBIT IT fair, in Hannover on Saturday.

Dr. Hans-Christoph Quelle, Managing Director of Secusmart, explained that since the Snowden revelations in 2013, it has become apparent that not only mobile networks are at risk but also fixed-line phones. His company has responded by fitting microchips which encrypt voice communication into fixed phones, in addition to adapting their server networks to protect emails. Quelle thinks that Secusmart technology is indeed a match for the US National Security Agency saying, "for sure, these devices can beat the NSA".

The German government purchased over 2,000 encryption packages from Secusmart following revelations that the NSA intercepted German Chancellor Angela Merkel's communications, earning the device the label, 'the Chancellor Phone'.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel will visit the Secusmart exhibition on Monday, on the official opening day of the fair.

Germany: Here's some phone tech to 'beat the NSA'01:32
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Germany: Here's some phone tech to 'beat the NSA'

The spotlight fell on communications security company Secusuite's encryption appliance for the Blackberry Z10 mobile device at the CeBIT IT fair, in Hannover on Saturday.

Dr. Hans-Christoph Quelle, Managing Director of Secusmart, explained that since the Snowden revelations in 2013, it has become apparent that not only mobile networks are at risk but also fixed-line phones. His company has responded by fitting microchips which encrypt voice communication into fixed phones, in addition to adapting their server networks to protect emails. Quelle thinks that Secusmart technology is indeed a match for the US National Security Agency saying, "for sure, these devices can beat the NSA".

The German government purchased over 2,000 encryption packages from Secusmart following revelations that the NSA intercepted German Chancellor Angela Merkel's communications, earning the device the label, 'the Chancellor Phone'.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel will visit the Secusmart exhibition on Monday, on the official opening day of the fair.

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