Skip to comments.Brazil champions undersea cable to bypass US
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 IslaLinks Submarine Cables to lay the 134 million cable.
The plan is to reroute Brazils internet traffic, which currently passes through a network access point in Florida, away from the US altogether.
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Take note that the plans are to connect the former colonial power to its former colony.
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.
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?
While the NSA kills Silicon Valley, Asian startups should gear up (Obama, again!)
Both are former colonial powers and former colonies. Brazil once colonized Portugal, believe it or not.
And note someone will get a 134 million Euro contract.
That won’t stop anything. It just give the government of Brazil more power over what it’s people connect too.
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.
Agreed. It’s a move by one nation to influence another and wouldn’t stop any “snooping.”
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.
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.
“...134 million “????
And Monkeys might fly out of my butt....
Someone is throwing a monkey’s fist....
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.
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...
Now the commie is praising democracy and human rights. My how the worm has turned (like a zebra changing its stripes).
Our former friends are not only deserting us under Obama, they’re shunning us.
Can anyone blame ‘em?
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.
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.
No problem, I imagine a tap on the line ala the one done by the Navy to the old USSR sub sea cable.
Admiral Nelson can tap it with Seaview as long as he can contain his mutinous crew.
Good for them!
We don’t speak Portuguese anyway.
At the Navys request, Electric Boat inserted an extension in the middle of Jimmy Carters 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 warships modifications.
“But Owen Cote, a submarine expert at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, said Jimmy Carters hull extension most likely contains a moon well a floodable chamber to allow divers, robots and machinery to move between the subs interior and the water, retrieving objects off the seafloor or carrying monitoring devices and other surveillance equipment.”
Yes, seems like they should use better/more encryption instead of assuming no one will gain access to the cable.
Yeah, they obviously have never heard of “Ivy Bells”.
NO, Brazil is saying they are up to something- it was Brazil that sold uranium to Iraq many years ago.