Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 4th Jul 2013 12:33 UTC, submitted by twitterfire
In the News "Internet users worried about their personal information being intercepted by U.S. intelligence agencies should stop using websites that send data to the United States, Germany's top security official said Wednesday." Cute, but pointless. France does it too, as does the UK. Documents from the Dutch intelligence agencies indicate that they, too, are involved in mass surveillance, the extent of which will supposedly be investigated by parliament.
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RE: And so it goes on!
by WorknMan on Thu 4th Jul 2013 18:28 UTC in reply to "And so it goes on!"
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It seems we are unable to avoid this

You are right, we can't. Some things are inevitable, and this is one of them. For this reason, when I send something across the wire, I pretty much assume it's public information at that point. I do hope that companies will try and keep things like passwords and credit card numbers reasonably secure, but many of them can't even manage that.

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