Why Brazil's New Data Cable Remains Susceptible To Hackers

Commentary | November 05, 2014

EWI Senior Fellow Franz-Stefan Gady talks to Vice about Brazil's new underwater data cable connecting Brazil to Portugal and discusses why the Brazilian government's claims of its security are likely misleading. 

Gady explains that the Brazilian government is motivated by popular distrust of U.S. government spying rather than a genuine desire for secure data networks. He argues that the construction of the cable is "meant to assuage a deeply suspicious general public within the South American country of US preponderance of power in the international economy, and smacks of technological nationalism — one of the many unintended consequences of the Snowden revelations." 

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