Deutsche Telekom, the No.1 German Mobile Service Provider pledges to block All NSA Spying & Foreign Data Mining!Submitted by AnCapMercenary on Tue, 10/15/2013 - 08:33
Not One Byte! German telecom giant plans to rout foreign spooks
Published on Oct 15, 2013
Germany's largest telecom provider, Deutsche Telekom, is looking to introduce a "national routing" service which would keep German internet traffic out of the hands of foreign spies. READ MORE: http://on.rt.com/vjl4p1
Not one byte! German telecom giant plans to rout foreign spooks
"Of course the NSA could still break in if they wanted to, but the mass encryption of emails would make it harder and more expensive for them to do so," Sandro Gaycken, a professor of cyber security at Berlin's Free University, said when the idea was first proposed.
Published time: October 14, 2013 15:56
Edited time: October 15, 2013 09:47
AFP Photo/Thomas Coex
Germany’s largest telecom provider, Deutsche Telekom, is looking to introduce a “national routing” service which would keep German internet traffic out of the hands of foreign spies.
The former state-owned communications giant outlined the plans at a secret meeting in the Economy Ministry, business weekly Wirtschaftswoche reported.
Currently, email data is exchanged between users worldwide via international Internet exchange points; physical structures through which Internet service providers (ISPs) exchange Internet traffic between their networks.
The company hopes to hammer out an agreement with other national Internet providers which would guarantee that “while being transported from the sender to the receiver in Germany… no single byte leaves Germany,” Thomas Kremer, a board member of Telekom’s data privacy, legal affairs and compliance, told the magazine.
** Of course, like NSA's ECHELON, it still doesn't prevent BND, the BundesNachrichtenDienst (German CIA/NSA counterpart) or their other related govt agencies from spying on their own citizens, then passing on the info to InterPol and other foreign intel services.
Also, it's my understanding that both Deutsche Telekom and Vodafone (UK co, but w/large presence in Germany and rest of Europe, along w/rest of the world) are as corporatist as any American telco giants. Seeing as how they're the top 2 majority carriers in Germany, not sure how all this would work out, in reality, vs. what's being advertised.
But, hey: who knows?
The phrase "an Honest TeleCom company" perhaps will cease to become an oxymoron in Germany, at least...some day. Stay tuned...
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