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#447763 - 09/20/13 07:36 PM nsa vs.usa: snowden fallout [Re: victor-victim]
victor-victim Offline

Registered: 09/27/03
Posts: 5750
Loc: O Kanada
this could be big.

Brazil Looks To Break From US centric Internet

"Given that the former NSA contractor, Edward Snowden revealed that United States has been snooping on many countries around the world, as well as that of Brazil has really made the Brazilian government to think seriously about divorcing itself from the US centric infrastructure of the Internet."
"Because of this, in a very recent move President Dilma Rousseff has ordered a series of measures to create a form of Brazilian Internet independence and security."

"Brazil plans to divorce itself from the U.S.-centric Internet over Washington's widespread online spying, a move that many experts fear will be a potentially dangerous first step toward fracturing a global network built with minimal interference by governments."

Brazil's ban on U.S. Internet services may prove futile

"Experts doubt that Brazil's proposed efforts at cutting digital ties with the U.S. will actually keep the NSA at bay."



#447782 - 09/20/13 10:48 PM what is prism? [Re: victor-victim]
victor-victim Offline

Registered: 09/27/03
Posts: 5750
Loc: O Kanada

related documents:

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This letter, sent on September 13, is signed by NSA Director Gen. Keith Alexander and NSA Deputy Director John Inglis.
It begins, “We are writing to you, our extended NSA/CSS family, in light of the unauthorized disclosure of classified information by a former contractor employee.”

NATO Handbook: Intelligence Exploitation of the Internet
"this publication is intended primarily as a practical guide to the exploitation of an information source."

ACLU Files Lawsuit Challenging Constitutionality of NSA Spy Program
The NSA Surveillance Order, Explained by the ACLU

U. S. Department of Justice
Office of the Inspector General
A Review of the Federal Bureau of
Investigation’s Use of Section 215
Orders for Business Records

Letter from Eric Holder Jr. (U.S. Attorney General) to
(Russian Minister of Justice) Alexander Konovalov re Eric Snowden.


#447868 - 09/21/13 11:40 PM Re: what is prism? [Re: victor-victim]
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