Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 4th Jul 2013 12:33 UTC, submitted by twitterfire
In the News "Internet users worried about their personal information being intercepted by U.S. intelligence agencies should stop using websites that send data to the United States, Germany's top security official said Wednesday." Cute, but pointless. France does it too, as does the UK. Documents from the Dutch intelligence agencies indicate that they, too, are involved in mass surveillance, the extent of which will supposedly be investigated by parliament.
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He does not mean it:
by pklausner on Thu 4th Jul 2013 16:27 UTC
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2009-07-23

See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hans-Peter_Friedrich
In the wake of NSA's internet surveillance scandal around PRISM, Friedrich defended the NSA's methods and promptly demanded legislation changes, in order to be able to expand the German surveillance of communication traffic as well.

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RE: He does not mean it:
by Bobthearch on Thu 4th Jul 2013 17:00 in reply to "He does not mean it:"
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2006-01-27

"Whoever fears their communication is being intercepted in any way should use services that don't go through American servers," German Interior Minister Hans-Peter Friedrich said.


"...And only use websites that go through German servers."

LOL.

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RE[2]: He does not mean it:
by Doc Pain on Thu 4th Jul 2013 23:39 in reply to "RE: He does not mean it:"
Doc Pain Member since:
2006-10-08

"...And only use websites that go through German servers."

LOL.


Maybe there are enough clueless german politicians and higher-level executives who believe that the Internet stops at the national border... :-)

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