Brazil whacks NSA’s PRISM with secure email plan


Richard Chirgwin
The Register.co.uk
Oct. 14, 2013

A week after joining a consortium calling for the USA’s currently cold, dead, fingers to be pried off the internet’s internal machinery, Brazil has announced that it will develop a secure e-mail system to try and protect its government-level communications against American spying.

The nation’s President Dilma Rousseff used the secure messaging channel Twitter to make the announcement that she’s going to order SERPRO – that country’s federal data processing service – to implement a whole-of-government secure e-mail system.

A series of three Tweets depicted below said the Brazilian government needs “more security on our messages to prevent possible espionage”. The agency given the task is also responsible for developing systems for secure online tax returns, and issues passports.

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