NSA Snooping Creates Boon For Foreign Tech Companies   Leave a comment

If there has been one thing that America can boast (among many) it’s been the prowess and technological successes of our various tech companies – Microsoft, Google, Dell – and so forth. Well, thanks to the continuing scandals over the NSA’s surveillance programs,  that dominance might be starting to wane a bit…quoting

One of the only bright spots in the US economy is high tech, particularly internet-related businesses. But thanks to the close collaboration between tech giants like Google and the NSA spying apparatus, a significant opening is being created for foreign competitors to erode our competitive advantage. Elizabeth Dwoskin and Frances Robinson write in the Wall Street Journal: Three of Germany’s largest email providers, including partly state-owned Deutsche Telekom AG, DTE.XE -0.28% teamed up to offer a new service, Email Made in Germany. The companies promise that by encrypting email through German servers and hewing to the country’s strict privacy laws, U.S. authorities won’t easily be able to pry inside. More than a hundred thousand Germans have flocked to the service since it was rolled out in August.

Politicians outside the U.S. are pushing new data-privacy rules in the wake of Edward Snowden’s revelations.

“We can say that we protect the email inbox according to German law,” says Jorg Fries-Lammers, a spokesman for one of the German companies, 1&1 Internet AG. “It’s definitely a unique selling point.” (Wall Street Journal via. American Thinker)

If the NSA doesn’t get reined in and soon, this may become yet another example of the phrase, Jerkass Has A Point…only problem is it will be the U.S. suffering as a whole for it.

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Posted September 29, 2013 by Matthew in Uncategorized

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