Brazil confirms satellite deal after US spying outcry


SAO PAULO: Brazil’s state-owned telecom provider Telebras signed a $560 million contract to deliver a satellite for secure communications on Thursday (Friday in Manila), following months of outrage over revelations of US cyber-spying. Brasilia has been angered by reports of US electronic spying on Brazilian government communications, as well as phone call data and emails of millions of Brazilians.


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