Saturday, June 15, 2013

The NSA has us snared in its trap – and there's VIRTUALLY no way out

A boycott of Facebook, Microsoft, Google et al is easy to talk about, but almost impossible to achieve.

One shouldn't entrust one's personal communications to any of them. That means:

no Microsoft cloud services,

no Google or Bing searches,

no Google Docs,

no Gmail, Yahoo mail or Hotmail;

no Skype calls;

no YouTube or Vimeo videos;

no Flickr or Picasa;

no Facebook or Twitter.

And, of course, no iPhone or iPad use.

Why? Because all these services and/or devices rely on cloud services hosted in the US, which –we must assume –are routinely hoovered by the NSA for indefinite storage in the colossal server farm the agency has been constructing in Utah.

http://m.guardiannews.com/technology/2013/jun/15/nsa-covert-surveillance-trap

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