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Comment: Re:Good. (Score 2) 140 140

Their entire business is based on monitoring your internet usage and using that to learn about you so advertisers can make more money from you. Of course they're monitoring your Internet usage.

A much better question would be, what possible motive could they have for offering a "free" service that doesn't monitor you?

Comment: Re:Does it matter? (Score 1) 294 294

For example, if it's a random type of tree frog in the amazon because of logging, that's one thing. If it's something that will cause the massive collapse of society because I can't get a steak... That's another thing entirely.

Actually, the best way to make sure something doesn't go extinct is to make it taste good.

Comment: Re:American Hero (Score 2) 176 176

Well, among other things, he revealed that:

1) The NSA intercepts and stores virtually all communications sent on electronic networks anywhere it can reach. Not just metadata. In the case of phone calls, they also speech->text them and make that archive searchable.

http://rt.com/news/172284-nsa-...
http://www.globalresearch.ca/n...
http://www.theguardian.com/wor...

2) The NSA constantly works at ways to break into encrypted communications, including hacking into the VPNs of supposedly friendly governments.

http://www.spiegel.de/internat...

3) The NSA listens to the cell calls of friendly foreign leaders. (hopefully, also, unfriendly ones).

http://www.spiegel.de/internat...

4) The NSA may have worked to weaken encryption standards in order to make their task easier.

http://www.theverge.com/2013/9...
http://www.scientificamerican....

5) The NSA has physically broken into the fiber plants of major public Internet companies (ie. Google), supposedly without their knowledge, in order to steal data sent only internally.

http://www.extremetech.com/int...

6) Major Internet companies, and all telcos, have willingly shared much or all of their client's communications with the NSA.

http://www.bloomberg.com/bw/ar...

7) The NSA and foreign intelligence agencies share data in order to evade domestic spying restrictions.

https://www.techdirt.com/artic...

8) The NSA has hacked into at least one major supplier of SIM cards, in order to spy on calls made from the phones made with them.

http://news.softpedia.com/news...

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