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Brazil to probe telecom companies for possible sharing of info with US spies

Thursday, September 5th 2013 - 02:36 UTC
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Brazil will probe telecommunications companies to see if they illegally shared data with the United States National Security Agency after it was found the US had been spying on President Dilma Rousseff. Brazil’s government has accused the US of lying about the NSA’s activities in the country. Read full article


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  • GeoffWard2

    The President of Brasil is *rightly* upset - especially in the face of the lies of denial.

    And those world leaders at the G20 should encrypt absolutely everything!
    Nothing, but nothing, is sacred any more.

    Sep 05th, 2013 - 09:06 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Brasileiro

    That problem is: Brazil have industrial innovation, oilfield innovation, growing economy, friendship with all South America, strong presence in Asia, Oceania and Africa, competing interests with the United States. Brazil grew and the United States are starting to get scared of competition.

    Sep 05th, 2013 - 05:25 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Hepatia Certainly the Dilma administration believes that the focus of the US interest was the pre-salt.

    Sep 06th, 2013 - 12:02 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • GeoffWard2

    Probably, Hep, US focus is now domestic with their huge oil/gas fracking program - they are much less 'threatened' by pre-salt than they might have been in the past.

    Bras's assertion that the US is threatened by Brasil's developing 'strength' is wishful thinking. The US views Brasil as a a source of food and raw materials, an asymmetric trade 'partner', and a conduit for the drug trade. Their eyes are on China; everything else is being kept as 'stable' as possible. Vietnam, Iraq and Afghanistan have scared the US/UK populace from attack without 'permission' from the UN and, for the US and the European citizens/subjects, Brasil is not even 'on the radar'.

    Sep 06th, 2013 - 04:51 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Hepatia I meant that we were looking for commercial opportunities in the pre-salt developments, not that we are worried about Brazilian rivalry.

    Sep 06th, 2013 - 11:36 am - Link - Report abuse 0

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