Russia just gave NSA Whistleblower Snowden asylum for a year:
Russia granted Edward J. Snowden temporary asylum and allowed him to walk free out of a Moscow airport transit zone on Thursday, ending his legal limbo there after more than five weeks.
Wikileaks posted a thank you note.
What does this say about the United States and a former superpower under the USSR, notorious for torture, murder and of course wiretaps, protecting an American while the United States goes hunting for the guy?
Yesterday the details of spying on U.S. citizens is so severe the NSA pretty much collects everything anyone does on the Internet.
A top secret National Security Agency program allows analysts to search with no prior authorization through vast databases containing emails, online chats and the browsing histories of millions of individuals, according to documents provided by whistleblower Edward Snowden.
The NSA boasts in training materials that the program, called XKeyscore, is its "widest-reaching" system for developing intelligence from the internet.
We wondered how this is possible that the NSA has access to every byte transmitted via http protocols. Extreme tech is asking if https has been breached, for many processes use SSL these days.
If HTTPS, PGP, and VPNs have been compromised, and if the NSA really has its insidious tentacles hooked into fiber-optic cables, microwave links, and foreign satellite links, there is almost no way of using the internet or any other communications network without the American and other Western governments snooping on you.
Welcome to the Matrix and you are the Borg, your thoughts are being monitored.