Thursday, October 10, 2013

the series of tubes has eyes

from here

trying to keep data out of the NSA's hands when it's sitting on a hard drive is a straightforward enough task, but when the data is moving from one system to another over the internet? without encryption, the data can be easily read while in transit, and the NSA is tapping cables for just that purpose.

(inspired by this tweet by christopher soghoian)