Privacy activist: NSA Europeans will continue spying




Perhaps the NSA spying will decrease by Americans but for foreigners, nothing changes, expect security and privacy researcher Christopher Soghoian activist. “You are fucked, because you may not vote in the United States.”

Christopher Soghoian According to Soghoian there is no reason for American politicians to reduce. Espionage for foreigners “The intelligence of non-Americans is useful because it gives the United States an advantage, for example in trade negotiations and diplomacy,” said the researcher and activist in an interview with Tweakers. Soghoian expects that the U.S. government also will not stop. Espionage

“On the gathering of metadata from Americans is a debate, because the law every few years should be extended,” says Soghoian. “In addition, the president promised that he will follow the reform of the intelligence of the NSA. Advice for foreigners, but … you’re fucked,” he says. “For people from the Netherlands can not vote in the United States.”

The only ones who still change could bring its foreign governments, but European governments have that opportunity, you Soghoian. “It’s a bit protectionist is called:. Oh no, we can cloud the U.S. industry and Internet cables do not trust, so we’re going to do it yourself,” says the researcher. “That you really underestimate the power of the NSA. NSA has multiple ways to get what she wants.” One of those ways is the cooperation of U.S. companies, “but that’s not the only way.” “We have seen that the NSA advanced hacks can commit.”

The U.S. government has even a submarine to drain, undersea Internet cables Soghoian says. “That is the USS Jimmy Carter. That’s just Wikipedia. It’s no secret that Americans subsea cables to intercept.” The construction of a cable between Europe and South America to bypass the NSA has therefore no use, says Soghoian. “That’s a little naive.”

The only real solution for espionage should be sought in cryptography. According to the American “That’s the only thing that can protect the data. Europeans” According to Soghoian encryption is still not really embraced by European legislators, because cryptography makes the work of the private investigation services difficult.

Massive espionage for foreigners is a sliding scale, think Soghoian. “If we do not respect the rights of foreigners, they will not respect ours.” From an economic perspective, the espionage, according to him simply stupid. “The technology industry and cloud services in particular are bright spots in our economy. If we treat foreigners as second-class citizens, is an invitation to them to use. Non-US services” Because: “Why would you visiting someone go if they spit in your face when you get there?”

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