Featured Articles

Analysts expect ARM to do well next year

Analysts expect ARM to do well next year

British chip designer ARM could cash in on the mobile industry's rush to transition to 64-bit operating systems and hardware.

More...
Huawei and Xiaomi outpace Lenovo, LG in smartphone market

Huawei and Xiaomi outpace Lenovo, LG in smartphone market

Samsung has lost smartphone market share, ending the quarter on a low note and Xiaomi appears to be the big winner.

More...
Intel Broadwell 15W coming to CES

Intel Broadwell 15W coming to CES

It looks like Intel will be showing off its 14nm processors, codenames Broadwell, in a couple of weeks at CES 2015.

More...
Gainward GTX 980 Phantom reviewed

Gainward GTX 980 Phantom reviewed

Today we’ll be taking a closer look at the recently introduced Gainward GTX 980 4GB with the company’s trademark Phantom cooler.

More...
Zotac ZBOX Sphere OI520 barebones vs Sphere Plus review

Zotac ZBOX Sphere OI520 barebones vs Sphere Plus review

Zotac has been in the nettop and mini-PC space for more than four years now and it has managed to carve…

More...
Frontpage Slideshow | Copyright © 2006-2010 orks, a business unit of Nuevvo Webware Ltd.
Monday, 14 October 2013 10:50

Deutsche Telekom defends Fatherland’s traffic

Written by Nick Farrell

Thinks it can route it all internally

Germany's biggest telecoms operator thinks it can shield local internet traffic from foreign spies by routing it only through domestic connections.

Deutsche Telekom has already announced that it would only channel local email traffic through servers within Germany but now it wants to agree with other internet providers that any data being transmitted domestically would not leave German borders. A spokesman said that the initiative could be expanded to the Schengen area, referring to the group of 26 European countries that have abandoned immigration controls.

The UK is not included because Great Britain hands over all data with the US as a matter of course. Germans are a little more sensitive to spying because they know where that sort of thing leads to, having been spied on by the former communist STASI and Hitler's Nazis.

One ISP, QSC, had questioned the feasibility of its plan to shield internet traffic, saying it was not possible to determine clearly whether data was being routed nationally or internationally. Vodafone and Telefonica, are currently considering whether they want to join Deutsche Telekom's initiative.

Nick Farrell

E-mail: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
blog comments powered by Disqus

 

Facebook activity

Latest Commented Articles

Recent Comments