Brazil announces secure email to counter US spying
BRASILIA, Brazil (AFP) - Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff announced on Sunday that her government was creating a secure email system to try and shield official communications from spying by the United States and other countries.
"We need more security on our messages to prevent possible espionage," Ms Rousseff said on Twitter, ordering the Federal Data Processing Service, or SERPRO, to implement a safe email system throughout the federal government.
The agency, which falls under Brazil's Finance Ministry, develops secure systems for online tax returns and also creates new passports.
The move came after Ms Rousseff publicly condemned spying against Brazilian government agencies attributed to the United States and Canada.