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BlackBerry Signs No-Spy Deal

Germany said Friday it had approved Canadian smartphone maker blackberry’s purchase of knowledge encryption firm Secusmart, whose consumers embrace chancellorangela Merkel, after agreeing what media dubbed a “no-spy clause”.

Difficulty over German security interests had been allayed with the agreement of a different clause with blackberry, an interior ministry spokesman advised journalists.

The planned buy of Secusmart, a German voice and data encryption and anti-eavesdropping agency, was announced in July.

The difficulty of stable communications is principally delicate in Germany after revelations ultimate yr that the us national security company tapped Merkel’s cell phone.

BlackBerry Signs ‘No-Spy’ Deal With Germany

The German government declined to disclose important points of the accord negotiated with blackberry.

Media studies said Berlin had stipulated that German safety officers have access to supply codes within the blackberry operating machine.

Germany also insisted that no confidential knowledge be handed to international intelligence services and products, pronounced the Sueddeutsche Zeitung newspaper and public broadcasters WDR and NDR.