Talk:Wikimedia Singapore

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Wikimedia server idea: Singapore[edit]

For establishing another Wikimedia server, would Singapore be a good location? On META I started a discussion at Meta:Babel#Wikimedia_servers_and_NSA_wiretapping regarding the establishment of other Wikimedia servers partially as a way to reduce potential for government wiretapping WhisperToMe (talk) 03:02, 15 June 2013 (UTC)

@WhisperToMe:. User:Jacklee may have a good idea about whether Singapore is suitable from the legal perspective. On the technology side of wiretapping, apparently Singapore does deep packet analysis of network traffic. See w:Internet censorship in Singapore. That is quite common; the important question is whether or not they are logging the traffic. The general move to https makes traffic logging less important, but it is still relevant in that many assume NSA can or will crack SSL. Note we have caching servers in Korea, so it might make more sense to expand that infrastructure to include database replication. However, if you are worried about logging, please note that mirroring are the easier vector, and the WMF may not be encrypting data across its mirroring links.[1] John Vandenberg (talk) 04:26, 21 January 2014 (UTC)
@John Vandenberg:: Thank you for the insight. @Jacklee:, would you mind taking a look at the topic? WhisperToMe (talk) 06:53, 25 January 2014 (UTC)
Sorry, just came across this discussion by chance. I don't spend a lot of time at Meta, so it's better to leave messages for me on my English Wikipedia talk page. I'm not very sure what this discussion is about. If you are asking me whether locating a server in Singapore to shield it from governmental intrusion is a good idea, I'm afraid I don't really know. However, I suspect the Singapore Government has quite wide legal powers to tap into online data. — Cheers, JackLee talk 18:57, 28 July 2014 (UTC)