News this afternoon is the “NSA infiltrates links to Yahoo and Google data centers worldwide”. Of course they do. Next question.
In a government that is citizen-directed as the American republic and by the U.S. Constitution, citizens must be vigilant to do their part to know what their government is doing and to manage it through elected surrogates.
If you want national security in world of cyber terrorism and the rest, you want an agency that is equipped to pursue the bad guys.
Now, you don’t want the conversation in the news every day because that may help the bad guys.
Get a grip, if you want to protect freedom, you have to fight for it. It is just to want to monitor the activity, and suggested is that industry work with government to accomplish that.
Hysterics is not the answer. Government hiding the truth isn’t the answer either, nor is stealing government secrets and leaking it to the world as Edward Snowden has done.
There is one lesson in all of this that keeps returning, and that is that the President of the USA and Congress need to be on the same page in protecting the rights of American’s privacy and individual freedom while ensuring our national security. American citizens need a government that it can trust.
This story sounds like warmed over Guardian hiding in "exclusive" gravy.
“NSA infiltrates links to Yahoo, Google data centers worldwide, Snowden documents say
In this presentation slide on “Google Cloud Exploitation,” a sketch shows where the “Public Internet” meets the internal “Google Cloud” where user data resides.
By Barton Gellman and Ashkan Soltani, Wednesday, October 30, 12:19 PM
The National Security Agency has secretly broken into the main communications links that connect Yahoo and Google data centers around the world, according to documents obtained from former NSA contractor Edward Snowden and interviews with knowledgeable officials.
By tapping those links, the agency has positioned itself to collect at will from among hundreds of millions of user accounts, many of them belonging to Americans. The NSA does not keep everything it collects, but it keeps a lot.