March 20, 2001

Germany denies Microsoft ban

Author: JT Smith

Wired.com reports that Germany's Defense Ministry says it's still using Microsoft products, "despite a report in a
leading magazine saying security concerns would lead it to seek an alternative.

A Defense Ministry official flatly denied a report in Der Spiegel that German officials were banning Microsoft operating
systems because they were concerned about a possible backdoor built into them by the U.S. National Security Agency."

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