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Foreign VPNs raise the bar against US government spying

Antone Gonsalves | July 22, 2013
Foreign virtual private networks can make snooping more difficult for the U.S. because the service providers are immune from the Patriot Act

"There's a big trend to try to eliminate backhauling as much as possible and have local presence," Holland said.

Congress adding stricter privacy protections to the Patriot Act is the best way to protect privacy. Apple, Google and Facebook, which promise customer privacy with their services, have joined civil liberty groups in lobbiyng Congress to change the law.

"If there's some kind of corporate lobby for this stuff, may be that will move [changes in the law]," Holland said.


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