Brazil-EU antispy internet cable gathers support

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Brazil's Communications Minister André Figueiredo said at the World Mobile Conference in Barcelona, that nearly a dozen multinational tech giants including Facebooks and Google have shown interest in becoming part of the venture.

Brazil’s $250m underwater cable to Europe may be supported by Google, Facebook – Brazil is constructing a dedicated underwater cable to link the southern American country’s internet directly with Europe and avoid any espionage attempts by the US.


Brazil’s construction of the $250 million undersea cable which will directly link the South American country with the European Union (EU) gathers corporate support according to media reports.

The data transfer cable, will allow Brazil to have complete control of the internet traffic with Europe, as right now it depends on the US, which is its primary transfer node for internet traffic.

Brazil's Communications Minister André Figueiredo said at the World Mobile Conference in Barcelona, that ...


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