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October 7, 2013
Australian government briefed on PRISM before Snowden leaks
More from the Five Eyes: this time Australia. Documents released under the country's Freedom of Information laws show that the Australian Attorney-General prepared a briefing for the minister on the secret NSA spying program PRISM more than two months before information about the program was leaked in June.
Image: Australian Government
October 11, 2013
Skype faces fines in Luxembourg probe over NSA links
Luxembourg-based Skype, which was implicated in the PRISM surveillance scandal, is under investigation by the country's data protection officials over its connections to the U.S. intelligence agency.
The Microsoft-owned company could face administrative and criminal sanctions in the country, which may include a ban on secretly handing data over to the U.S. government. That is, however, unless it is uncovered that Luxembourg's judiciary didn't sanction it in the first place.
- Read more: Skype faces fines in Luxembourg probe over NSA links (…only if the courts didn't sanction it first) (ZDNet)
Source: The Guardian
October 14, 2013
Deutsche Telekom to foreign secret services: 'Eyes off our internet!'
Germany's telco giant Deutsche Telekom spearheaded efforts to keep local Internet traffic inside the country following the spate of leaks that left German citizens vulnerable to U.S. snooping. The company said it found it "deeply frustrating" that it didn't know to what extent its networks were being monitored by foreign secret services.
The plan would essentially help keep user data within the country. Exactly how the company plans to do this remain on the most part unclear.
- Read more: Deutsche Telekom to foreign secret services: 'Eyes off our internet!' (ZDNet)
Image: Deutsche Telekom