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Mitch Wagner
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Mitch Wagner,
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6/27/2014 | 2:22:59 PM
Re: Symbolic gesture
There have been various studies showing reluctance to do business with American cloud providers post-Snowden. But it's been difficult to prove definitive harm, and point at specific examples of lost business. Mostly, companies and government's don't say why they didn't award business to one company. Germany is a rare exception here. 
Mitch Wagner
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Mitch Wagner,
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6/27/2014 | 2:21:20 PM
Re: Symbolic gesture
Not just a symbolic gesture. Germany is using its money to make its opinions known.
Carol Wilson
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Carol Wilson,
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6/27/2014 | 9:56:38 AM
Re: Symbolic gesture
I wouldn't be surprised to see a cascade of similar announcements -- that's assuming US carriers have actually gotten much business from European governments. The bigger impact could be European businesses using this as a reason to avoid multinationals that are based in the US. 
DOShea
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6/26/2014 | 9:39:06 PM
Symbolic gesture
This seems like a highly publicized symbolic gesture, a message sent from the German government to the US government and its telco partners (unfortunately, the best way to describe the telcos' involvement). I wonder now if we're going to see a series of other similar moves elsewhere in the world.


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