Sweden's Version Of The NSA Almost Indistinguishable From The 'Original'

Discussion in 'privacy technology' started by Fawkesguy, Sep 10, 2013.

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  1. Fawkesguy

    Fawkesguy Registered Member

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    Looks like NSA's tentacles reach everywhere in Europe unless proven otherwise.
     
  3. TheCatMan

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    Does that mean the millions that are connected to swedens VPN servers will disconnect ?:blink:

    I asked this question a while back I wondered why so many connect to Sweden and netherlands and singapore servers, but no real straight answer I suspect it was their laws are less friendly with US/UK and other english speaking places !
     
  4. Enigm

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    A few reasons :
    Bandwidth is dirt-cheap in Sweden,
    so most Swedish VPN's don't have speed or usage -caps .
    Real, public IP's are plenty in Sweden so
    many Swedish VPN's give you a 'real' IP
    not just a shared out-proxy, at least on their Swedish servers .
    They are also relatively cheap, they are not required by law to keep logs nor are they allowed to lie about the issue as Sweden has good consumer protection laws.
    Lastly, file-sharing and Sweden are a classic mix ...

    (Also 'FRA' is the military, they don't really care about file-sharers,
    unless maybe you share 'subversive' 'political' or 'controversial' material )
     
  5. Countermail

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    It's not new for us, we already knew this. We know that almost every country have their own surveillance and data-retention computers. Countries like USA, UK, Germany, Sweden, France, etc. have acknowledged that they do collect information, while others don't acknowledge it.

    It's does not matter if someone is listening on the traffic, if you protected it well. That's almost the whole idea with strong encryption :)

    We wrote about it 4 years ago:
    https://www.wilderssecurity.com/showpost.php?p=1520811
    https://www.wilderssecurity.com/showpost.php?p=1521259

    We knew that the governments could do SSL-MITM attacks before we started our service, that's why we used an extra cryptolayer under SSL.
    A thread about MITM: https://www.wilderssecurity.com/showthread.php?t=279165
     
  6. Fawkesguy

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    Thank you very much for your reply. Very interesting information. :)
     
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