Thursday, November 14, 2013

Germany will try keeping local Internet traffic from being routed through servers out-of-country as a security measure

Here’s a new technique overseas for Internet safety:  keeping web accesses and email traffic to and from web addresses within the country from being routed outside the country.  Germany proposes trying this now, to protect the privacy of its own consumers from possible criminals overseas but moreover from possible NSA snooping (or snooping by British secret service, which may be even more aggressive), according to a Washington Post story by Michael Birnbaum on Nov. 1, 2013, link here
    
The story reports that the encryption and various routing mechanisms of Google and Yahoo! (especially through North Carolina and northern Virginia servers) has been “cracked” by the NSA.  Drive out along the Loudoun Parkway and see it going on.

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