[LINK] European Internet Will Not Stop Eavesdropping

Tom Worthington tom.worthington at tomw.net.au
Tue Feb 18 08:29:32 AEDT 2014

I was interviewed on ABC News Radio Monday morning, about reports of the 
German Chancellor's proposal for a European Internet to stop US 
eavesdropping: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-26210053

I said a European Internet would be more expensive and ineffective. 
Those who traditionally spy on the Germans are the French. ;-)

More seriously, Europe tends to have higher data charges, so US services 
are used by Europeans. Individuals could help by encrypting their own 
data (which will slow down, but not stop eavesdropping) and check where 
the organisations they do business with store their data.

Tom Worthington FACS CP, TomW Communications Pty Ltd. t: 0419496150
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