Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 7th Jun 2013 11:40 UTC
Legal This story is getting bigger and bigger. Even though most Americans probably already knew, it is now official: the United States government, through its National Security Agency, is collecting the communications and data of all American citizens, and of non-Americans using American services, through a wide collaboration with the large companies in technology, like Apple, Google, Microsoft, Facebook, and so on. Interestingly enough, the NSA itself, as well as the US government, have repeatedly and firmly denied this massive spying on Americans and non-Americans took place at all.
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Instead of just complaining...
by WereCatf on Fri 7th Jun 2013 15:03 UTC
WereCatf
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2006-02-15

...where are all the cyber warriors willing to do something about this? Why doesn't someone roll up a bundle of services like e.g. e-mail + social media + calendars + contacts, with the premise that everything that can be encrypted will be encrypted, as few logs will be kept at all times as the law allows and where privacy is king?

I wouldn't mind paying a few euros a month for such and I'm quite sure such an approach would garner some interest in the tech-crowd. Besides, I just don't think the EU will do anything meaningful about this situation or they'll try something half-assed and try to spy on people themselves.

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