Private telecom providers, businesses and governments are increasingly compelled to move or reinforce web operations following disclosures of the NSA’s mass internet surveillance programs made by whistleblower Edward Snowden.
Brazil is set to vote on the creation of a cyber-security system to thwart National Security Agency espionage of Brazilian government systems. US surveillance led by the NSA had infiltrated the highest levels of Brazil’s administration.
The largest telecom provider in Germany, the formerly-state-run Deutsche Telekom, is seeking to keep their service in-country, out of the reach of foreign spying.
But much smaller internet companies are also feeling the need, based on customer demand and common sense, to move their servers out of the reach of the NSA and the United States’ partners in global surveillance, Australia, Canada, New Zealand and the UK – the “Five Eyes.”
Encrypted-communications provider Unseen, for instance, has recently moved its servers and bank accounts from the US to Iceland, based on the NSA’s vast reach and the Nordic country’s commitment to privacy rights.
- Businesses and governments worldwide seek to evade NSA spying (elementulhuliganic.wordpress.com)
- Report: NSA collecting millions of contact lists (news.yahoo.com)
- Report: NSA collecting millions of contact lists (bostonherald.com)
- SPYING NSA: FISA Court – NSA Can Keep Spying On Our Phone Calls. (fromthetrenchesworldreport.com)
- “Edward Snowden Is A Patriot: Ex-NSA CIA, FBI and Justice Whistleblowers Meet Leaker in Moscow (sgtreport.com)
- FISA Court: NSA can keep spying on phone calls (eutimes.net)
- “Not a single byte should leave Germany” – Communication giants puts forward plan to combat NSA spies with German-only network hubs (newsforage.com)
- Snowden suspected of covering electronic tracks (bigstory.ap.org)
- Report: NSA collecting millions of contact lists (star-telegram.com)
- Comms giant pushes anti-spy network (thelocal.de)