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Brazil looks to break from US-centric Internet

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) -- Brazil plans to divorce itself from the U.S.-centric Internet over Washington's widespread online spying, a move that many experts fear will be a potentially dangerous first step toward fracturing a global network built with minimal interference by governments.

President Dilma Rousseff ordered a series of measures aimed at greater Brazilian online independence and security following revelations that the U.S. National Security Agency intercepted her communications, hacked into the state-owned Petrobras oil company's network and spied on Brazilians who entrusted their personal data to U.S. tech companies such as Facebook and Google.

The leader is so angered by the espionage that on Tuesday she postponed next month's scheduled trip to Washington, where she was to be honored with a state dinner.


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easier done than said...

All they have to do is clone the root name servers or proxy them and proxy their BGP routes... whala...

That would stop most of NSA "man in the middle" type redirects.
A great first step for them to do.


"Take hold of the future or the future will take hold of you." -- Patrick Dixon

A step toward a meshed

A step toward a meshed network internet, welcome to a small step towards the future of the internet.

It is better to look dumb and not be, than to look smart and not be.

Absolutely. Locally sourced

Absolutely. Locally sourced water, food, power and then mesh networks will defeat any globalist agenda.

Yet another example of...


There is nothing saying they

There is nothing saying they cant start up their own internet servers. Dont know why this is a controversal move to some people. They will still be connected to the internet at large. If they are going to do it from scratch though and come up with their own architecture, it will be interesting to see what they can come up with.

To climb the mountain, you must believe you can.

Nice! Market pressure

The more swords the rest of the world sticks in the eye of this leviathan the better.

The market speaks. You can only ignore reality for so long ...