Have VPNs not improved over the past 4 years? I would think just the efforts to get around the Chinese GFW ought to have mitigated whatever the NSA could do four years ago.
I'm still trying to figure out what to expect with Windows 8.
All of the stories I have read about this use the same reference: WBOC. There is, as of yet, no other source. I think there is more to this story than has been reported so far. I am not suggesting the lack of facts is a coverup, just that it is still in the early stages of falling into place.
Maybe mine a coin or two?