Stasi Meets Steve Jobs

snoopingBy Eric Margolis

“Gentlemen do not read other gentlemen’s mail” sniffed US Secretary of State Henry Stimson in 1929 when told that American cryptographers had broken Japan’s naval and diplomatic codes.

Stimson, who later headed the War Department, ordered code-breaking … Read the rest

Brazil to break free from US-centric internet

brazilBrazil plans to divorce itself from the US-centric Internet over Washington’s widespread online spying.

This is a move that many experts fear will be a potentially dangerous first step toward politically fracturing a global network built with minimal interference by … Read the rest

Britain faces furore over Snowden-linked detention

British authorities faced increasing pressure Monday to explain why they used anti-terror laws to detain the partner of a journalist who worked with US intelligence leaker Edward Snowden.

David Miranda — the Brazilian partner of Glenn Greenwald, an American journalist … Read the rest

German email providers to protect customers from US cybersnooping

hacking_for_password_smallerGermany’s three biggest email providers announced Friday a partnership to bolster the security of messages sent between them in the wake of revelations of US online surveillance.

Telecommunications giant Deutsche Telekom as well as GMX and, both subsidiaries of … Read the rest