NSA and AIVD nominated for Big Brother Award




The US intelligence service NSA and the Dutch AIVD are nominated together for a Big Brother Award from the Bits of Freedom Foundation, because of the ‘ massive surveillance of innocent civilians worldwide ‘.

Big Brother AwardsThe nomination of the NSA and AIVD comes after a nomination round in which Dutch Internet users their candidate for the ‘ grossest privacyschenders of the past year were allowed to submit ‘. The coming weeks could be voted; the “prize” is awarded at the end of this month.

In early June it was announced that the NSA was behind a program in which internet users worldwide in the holes could be held. According to some reports, the AIVD denies that it worked, although the Cabinet; a Commission will now go figure out exactly how it is.

In addition to the NSA and AIVD is also Minister Ivo Opstelten of security and justice nominated, inter alia because of a proposal to make it possible to break on computers by criminals. Also plans for vehicle registration and a host of other proposals and statements showing his disinterest for privacy reveals ‘ the nomination, so writes Bits of Freedom.

The third nomination goes to payment processor Equens, because of plans to pingedrag of customers by selling. Companies would then charge can learn which stores customers visit and how much they spend there. According to that data would not resolve for Equens customers, but after big fuss was about the plans, saw the payment processor there ‘ for the moment ‘.


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