I read a real jaw dropping post today from Bruce Schneier. He was asked by six US Congress representatives to come and brief them on what the NSA was doing… Bruce is a civilian… if the elected officials do not know what is going on then there is a incredible break down of oversight and accountability in the US government. But then if you been reading between the lines, it’s been that way for a long time.
And that it’s extremely freaky that Congress has such a difficult time getting information out of the NSA that they have to ask me.
Read the full post here
Via Washington Post
The National Security Agency is harvesting hundreds of millions of contact lists from personal e-mail and instant messaging accounts around the world, many of them belonging to Americans, according to senior intelligence officials and top-secret documents provided by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden.
Read the full article here.
I no longer trust Google to “do no evil” and look after my privacy.
In fact I no longer trust Google.
As my first step in protest I’ll be deleting my G+ profile at the end of the week.