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  • Germans want NSA-proof apps
  • Germans want NSA-proof apps
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Germans want NSA-proof apps

Around 60% of Germans trust their own government more than the US one when it comes to online privacy, and the adoption of encryption apps has steadily risen since 2013. But are Germans willing to abandon US websites like Google and Facebook for the sake of privacy?



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