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    Poll: What Mode of Communication is Safe from Government Snooping?

    by Mark Glaser
    June 6, 2013
    Is that a carrier pigeon or a government spy?

    The right to privacy seems to be an illusion these days. Feds are snooping on AP reporters and editors. Feds are getting phone records of millions of Americans. And now, the biggest one of all: An inside government source leaked information to the Guardian and Washington Post that the NSA and FBI have direct access to the servers at Google, Yahoo, Facebook, AOL, Microsoft and others (notably not Twitter), and are looking at “email, chat, videos, photos, stored data, VoIP, file transfers, video conferences, notifications of log-ins, online social networking activities.” And let’s not forget: “special requests.” So with the government able to peer into nearly every digital nook of our lives, where does that leave us for “safe” and private communication? The list seems incredibly small, but pick your poison in our poll, and vent your thoughts in the comments.


    Tagged: aol facebook fbi google microsoft nsa online privacy security twitter yahoo
    • Ulrike Langer

      I’d go for the system in European bars: messages on toilet stall walls.

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