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Brazil champions undersea cable to bypass US
EU Observer ^ | 25.02.14 @ 09:46 | Nikolaj Nielsen

Posted on 02/25/2014 10:33:45 PM PST by Olog-hai

A proposal to lay an undersea cable between Portugal and Brazil to circumvent US snooping has been praised by Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff.

Rousseff on Monday (25 February) in Brussels at the annual EU-Brazil summit told reporters that privacy, human rights, and the sovereignty of nations must be respected.

“The internet is one of the best things man has ever invented. So we agreed for the need to guarantee … the neutrality of the network, a democratic area where we can protect freedom of expression,” she said.

Brazilian state-owned telecom provider Telebra is reported to have cut a deal last month with Spain's IslaLink’s Submarine Cables to lay the €134 million cable.

The plan is to reroute Brazil’s internet traffic, which currently passes through a network access point in Florida, away from the US altogether. …

(Excerpt) Read more at euobserver.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Crime/Corruption; Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: brazil; eussr; monroedoctrine; netneutrality; nsa; portugal; prism; revanchism; underseacable; yeswescan

1 posted on 02/25/2014 10:33:46 PM PST by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

Take note that the plans are to connect the former colonial power to its former colony.


2 posted on 02/25/2014 10:35:10 PM PST by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

Is Bazil saying America cannot be trusted? I’m shocked! What did we do??

I hope this teaches bozo a lesson. I know it won’t. He’ll just seek revenge.


3 posted on 02/25/2014 10:38:07 PM PST by 1_Rain_Drop
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To: 1_Rain_Drop

He needs power for revenge, and he’s reducing the military’s size to pre-WWII levels. What will he do if he finds himself shunned and isolated by those he thought his allies?


4 posted on 02/25/2014 10:39:02 PM PST by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

While the NSA kills Silicon Valley, Asian startups should gear up (Obama, again!)
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3110152/posts


5 posted on 02/25/2014 10:39:13 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (I will raise $2M for Sarah Palin's next run, what will you do?)
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To: Olog-hai
Take note that the plans are to connect the former colonial power to its former colony.

Both are former colonial powers and former colonies. Brazil once colonized Portugal, believe it or not.

6 posted on 02/25/2014 10:52:43 PM PST by Alter Kaker (Gravitation is a theory, not a fact. It should be approached with an open mind...)
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To: Olog-hai; All

And note someone will get a 134 million Euro contract.


7 posted on 02/25/2014 11:07:03 PM PST by gleeaikin
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To: Olog-hai

That won’t stop anything. It just give the government of Brazil more power over what it’s people connect too.


8 posted on 02/25/2014 11:09:12 PM PST by Dallas59 (Obama: The first "White Black" President.)
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To: Olog-hai

We did a lot of snooping on the Soviets’ undersea cables that made for some great submarine exploits stories. I think it would probably beasier now and the snooping probably would originate at the terminals rather than the cable proper.Somewhere in the system there are computers that have connections to people or to other computers. They will be hacked.


9 posted on 02/25/2014 11:15:40 PM PST by arthurus (Read Hazlitt's Economics In One Lesson ONLINEhttp://steshaw.org/economics-in-one-lesson/)
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To: Olog-hai

Agreed. It’s a move by one nation to influence another and wouldn’t stop any “snooping.”


10 posted on 02/25/2014 11:17:30 PM PST by familyop (We Baby Boomers are croaking in an avalanche of corruption smelled around the planet.)
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To: arthurus

All it’d take is one guy to set up some commands on various routers in Brazil, and everything going back and forth to Europe...would be copied and sent through some pattern to the NSA nest anyway. It’s wasted money if you ask me....but Brazil is free to spend as it feels like.


11 posted on 02/25/2014 11:24:43 PM PST by pepsionice
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To: IncPen

Blind Man’s Bluff-

Let them we, can always put a sniffer on the line- make sure that we do not take off the made in america tags.


12 posted on 02/25/2014 11:26:04 PM PST by Nailbiter
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To: Olog-hai

“...€134 million “????

Shea Right!

And Monkeys might fly out of my butt....

Someone is throwing a monkey’s fist....


13 posted on 02/25/2014 11:29:54 PM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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To: Olog-hai

If you accept Dinesh D’Souza’s premise then this is the type of thing Obama wants. For nations to achieve parity with the United States similiar to our position in the world 120 years ago. Therefore he’s more than happy to see other nations bypass U.S. telecom infrastructure.


14 posted on 02/26/2014 12:03:06 AM PST by JPX2011
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To: Olog-hai

Ha, ha... Wonder if they really think this will keep them safe - NSA only needs to cut a portal at one end or the other, and guess what? All cell phones software have a back door - don’t be silly. LOL like hard wire is secure...


15 posted on 02/26/2014 12:16:43 AM PST by kickme (...at the window watching...waiting for my NUKalert to start chirpin'....)
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To: Olog-hai

Now the commie is praising democracy and human rights. My how the worm has turned (like a zebra changing its stripes).
Yeah, right!


16 posted on 02/26/2014 12:33:29 AM PST by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: Olog-hai

Our former friends are not only deserting us under Obama, they’re shunning us.

Can anyone blame ‘em?


17 posted on 02/26/2014 1:28:59 AM PST by Jack Hammer
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To: JPX2011

And to make this undersea investment, it would require public support. And who facilitated this support? Snowden.

Hardly a mention of the NSA for the last sixty years. The once prestigious intelligence agency has become the “enemy” to many under this obscene administration. That’s #’d up.


18 posted on 02/26/2014 2:08:54 AM PST by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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To: Olog-hai

Gratuitous remark, sounds like a swipe at US monkeyshines which will get past our MSM. Don’t seem the US has any financial stake in the laying of this cable. Although her last name sounds Russian she might be Ukrainan which would be the 2nd time the Brazilians elected someone from that immigrant group. Or from that slavic region in Europe.


19 posted on 02/26/2014 3:00:10 AM PST by mosesdapoet (Serious contribution pause.Please continue onto meaningless venting no one reads.)
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To: Olog-hai

No problem, I imagine a tap on the line ala the one done by the Navy to the old USSR sub sea cable.


20 posted on 02/26/2014 3:06:34 AM PST by Mouton (The insurrection laws perpetuate what we have for a government now.)
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To: Olog-hai

Admiral Nelson can tap it with Seaview as long as he can contain his mutinous crew.


21 posted on 02/26/2014 3:17:45 AM PST by onedoug
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To: Olog-hai

Good for them!


22 posted on 02/26/2014 3:44:53 AM PST by jimfree (In November 2016 my 13 y/o granddaughter will have more quality exec experience than Barack Obama)
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To: Olog-hai

We don’t speak Portuguese anyway.


23 posted on 02/26/2014 4:35:15 AM PST by vetvetdoug
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To: arthurus

At the Navy’s request, Electric Boat inserted an extension in the middle of Jimmy Carter‘s hull that added 100 feet to its standard 350-foot length — plus nearly $1 billion to the baseline $2 billion price tag. Commander Christy Hagen, a Navy spokesperson, declined to comment on the warship’s modifications.

“But Owen Cote, a submarine expert at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, said Jimmy Carter‘s hull extension most likely contains a “moon well” — a floodable chamber to allow divers, robots and machinery to move between the sub’s interior and the water, retrieving objects off the seafloor or carrying monitoring devices and other surveillance equipment.”

http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2013/07/18/the-navys-underwater-eavesdropper/


24 posted on 02/26/2014 4:39:16 AM PST by maine yankee (I got my Governor at 'Marden's')
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To: Dallas59

Yes, seems like they should use better/more encryption instead of assuming no one will gain access to the cable.


25 posted on 02/26/2014 4:52:11 AM PST by BinaryBoy (Starve the RINOs: Not one dollar, not one vote.)
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To: Nailbiter
make sure that we do not take off the made in america tags.

Hilarious.

26 posted on 02/26/2014 5:39:35 AM PST by IncPen (When you start talking about what we 'should' have, you've made the case for the Second Amendment)
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To: Nailbiter

Yeah, they obviously have never heard of “Ivy Bells”.


27 posted on 02/26/2014 5:52:22 AM PST by 98ZJ USMC
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