NSA Spying is partly self-inflicted




Indirectly, we have the NSA spying ourselves to blame. We are themselves so dependent on U.S. tech companies, says Mikko Hypponen security researcher in an interview with Tweakers. “Where is the European Google, Facebook or YouTube?”

Mikko Hypponen “The revelations of Snowden have made it clear that the Internet has indeed limits and laws,” said Mikko Hypponen renowned Finnish security researcher at F-Secure in an interview with Tweakers. “Until last year we were naive and we lived in a dream world, but it does matter which country you save your data.”

In that context, he regrets that so few successful European technology start-ups. “We have failed,” says Hypponen. “Where is the European competitor to Google, Facebook and YouTube? Or Windows, OS X and Android?” Hypponen notes that European success stories through acquisitions often thrown into American hands. “And the first thing many European start-ups, is moving to Silicon Valley.”

Hypponen notes that the U.S. government data Europeans can claim without a law is broken, as long as Europeans, but American service use. “And we continue to use them. That shows how Europe has failed. U.S. We use services because they are good, so in that sense they have earned their dominance.”

The Finnish security researcher created quite a stir when he indicated that they would not speak at the RSA Conference, a security conference later this month will be held in San Francisco. As one of the first speakers RSA, the main sponsor of the conference, an algorithm was developed by the NSA and that would contain a backdoor, paid as are set by default. “This is you and me, because we are Europeans,” said Hypponen. The NSA focuses on foreign targets.

According to Hypponen RSA has the confidence of its customers ashamed. “That’s the worst thing you can do as a security company,” says Hypponen. “And they seem to get away with it. I do not see that RSA any less worthy.” Incidentally denies RSA itself that it has ever “made with the aim to make RSA vulnerable or introduce products that use by everyone.” potential backdoors contract

Hypponen is involved in TrustyCon, an alternative security conference to be held within walking distance of the exhibition. On the fourth day of the RSA Conference A number of speakers who have canceled their appearance at the RSA Conference will speak at the conference. “TrustyCon was sold out within four days,” said Hypponen, who does not know whether it is a recurring event.


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