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Brazil to press for local Internet data storage after NSA spying

29.10.2013 06:33

Brazil is urging a plan to introduce local data storage for Internet giants like Facebook and Google in order to keep the information they get from Brazilian users safe –as part of a complex of measures to oppose US spying.

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Leon the Professional 29.10.2013 18:01

Well at least someone is trying to do something other than just shake their fingers and put on a show.


jethro 29.10.2013 15:55

groingo 29.10.2013 15:22

Amazing how the companies that griped the most were all the Richest Companies who can well afford it...tell them to play by the rules or GET OUT!


ha great point....where was all the financial crying when this whole NSA bombshell was exposed. the NSA are the ones who cost them this money and kudos to Brazil for standing up to this non-sense instead of being poster boys for global survelience like most of the EU.


DG4 29.10.2013 15:52

Yes, the Brazilian government has all the rights to do that to protect its sovereignty. Those companies WILL comply if, they face NO OTHER OPTION. BRICS should create a new Internet.


groingo 29.10.2013 15:22

Amazing how the companies that griped the most were all the Richest Companies who can well afford it...tell them to play by the rules or GET OUT!


gtcr5h 29.10.2013 14:17

The main problem is not spying. The main problem is, they are takig over markets, for achiving that goal. goverment is fundig, big firms.. to give the people the product vhit the spyware.. that means u dont stande a chance to do something bether... it would be inposible for jou to get users, eaven if its free. becouse they wont promote u in soucha way... I sead to my self already i Wont buy, south asian phones, nokia or blackbery... that is all spy ware.


jeff strehlow 29.10.2013 13:23

The email protocol was not originally designed with security in mind. The people of the world should come up with a new more secure protocol to make email snooping more difficult or impossible. The new Internet being built by the BRICKS can use a more secure protocol. Of course, it would still have to be compatible with the old protocol until the whole word switches over.


jeff strehlow 29.10.2013 13:05

Mark Roman 29.10.2013 12:42

Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff is very naive to believe that she can stop the FSB, GRU and NSA from doing what they do.


They can definately make things more difficult for the NSA because they can control what happens to the data within their country. For example, they can require that Google doesn't store records of Internet browsing. Then Google, within Brazil, would have to operate in the same way as search engines such as DuckDuckGo.


jeff strehlow 29.10.2013 12:55

Good. It looks like President Rousseff is on top of it. Since Google, Facebook, etc. are internationational some data will have to leave the country, but at least the servers holding personal data can be located in Brazil. The companies involved will complain about additional costs, but it might economically be a good thing for Brazil because people inside of Brazil will need to be hired to maintain the servers there.

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