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01.29.14

Snowden Nominated for Nobel Prize, Europe Moves Away From NSA, Surveillance ‘Reform’ Revolves Around Useless Figures (Update: Head of GCHQ Steps Down!)

Posted in News Roundup at 1:29 pm by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

Summary: Change is coming from Internet hacktivism, leaks, and dissemination of important information about those with extraordinary power and/or wealth

Nobel for Peace

Europe

  • Edward Snowden Speaks in Half-Hour Televised Interview
  • NSA industrial espionage

    In the wake of the recent ARD inter­view with Edward Snowden, here are my com­ments on RT yes­ter­day about the NSA’s involve­ment in indus­trial espi­on­age…

  • NSA scandal: Germans hold out for ‘change they can believe in’

    It is difficult to imagine how a significant rift in trans-Atlantic relations could emerge without the involvement of Germany, the European Union’s most populous, financially solvent and politically powerful member.

    It continues to host tens of thousands of American troops on its soil, and with its impeccable capitalist credentials, track-record of dutiful political decision-making, enviable manufacturing base and ability to criticize English-speaking nations in their own language, Germany is always able to make a good case for its views on the international stage.

  • NSA privacy fears driving business back to UK hosting providers

    The exposure of US National Security Agency (NSA) surveillance practices by whistle-blower Edward Snowden has resulted in UK businesses worried about privacy removing their data from US hosting providers and moving it back to British servers.

    That’s according to Lawrence Jones, CEO of internet hosting company UKFast, whose customers include the NHS and British Cycling. He says British firms want to store data in Britain in order to prevent the US government from snooping on customer information.

  • AT&T CEO: met European officials, NSA affair affecting business

    AT&T Inc Chief Executive Randall Stephenson met with several European officials last week to discuss the U.S. spying scandal, which is affecting the telecommunications company’s business, he said on Tuesday.

    Some European reports had speculated that Stephenson’s meetings in Europe were focused on AT&T ambitions to buy Vodafone Group Plc.

Surveillance Through “Apps”

“Transparent” Mass Surveillance

Effective Reaction

Update (Just in)

  • Britain Says Head of GCHQ to Step Down

    Britain announced Tuesday that the head of GCHQ, the secret eavesdropping agency that has come under scrutiny following leaks by former US analyst Edward Snowden is to stand down.

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