Tuesday, January 14, 2014

More blowback

Another example of a US business losing a lucrative foreign contract because of NSA spying:

The Commission Election of India (CEI) has decided not to select Google as a partner to create an online voter registration tool that would also provide information about voting locations and card numbers.


Citing unnamed CEI officials, Reuters reported that Google was dropped because the company had not offered any major improvements. Also, the company's services were declined given strained relations between India and the US over a new diplomatic spat and previous concerns of surveillance and spying in the wake of the Snowden disclosures.

I guess they didn't want the US to be able to use their voter registration database for "targeting" drone strikes.