Brazil wants the US internet out of their country... and everywhere else

The NSA spying operations weren’t the catalyst, but they may be the last straw. Now, Brazil’s government is expected to reach out to the United Nations to reduce or eliminate the power that the United States and US-based tech companies have over the world wide web.

When Brazilian president Dilma Rousseff postponed her official visit to the US in protest of National Security Agency spying activities on Tuesday, it seemed like a routine bit of diplomatic posturing.

But another one of her proposals could perhaps be more significant: a set of measures intended to extricate the internet in Brazil from under the influence of the US and its tech giants.

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