The fear against NSA, prism etc. is excessive. The problem is not that someone will read your writings, but the problem is, when they block you, so you definitely cannot be read, you cannot create a social network beyond the usual public one-way TV statements.
So it was, for example, not possible for me to comment publicly about a banal TV report about the history of the architecture in Beelitz – the comment feature was closed. There should not be so much outrage over NSA – but more about the suffocation of comment options: There lurks the worse oppression. Thanks to all TV and news channels which offer a comment option! There should be a penalty for those, who block comments, doing with ignorance only their daily own one-way business.
- Beware your smartphone: NSA is watching you (voiceofrussia.com)
- NIST says it did not ‘deliberately weaken’ encryption standards to help NSA undermine Internet security (EndtheLie.com)
- Poll: Are there too many NSA stories on HN, or not enough? (news.ycombinator.com)
- Canada played central role in NSA attempt to crack secure web data (globalnews.ca)
- NSA and Israeli intelligence: memorandum of understanding – full document – Guardian (theguardian.com)