New information came out proving that Google and Yahoo were correct in their statement that they have not given or allowed the NSA to come in and parse user data. On today’s show we discuss how the NSA tapped Google and Yahoo at the weakest link.
With all this NSA news coming out, we thought it would be a good idea to discuss what has happened in the last few weeks. We focus on services that have shut down, and are now facing legal issues for it. We discuss what it means to use internet services, and how to truly trust no one. We are joined by Tom Webster, our resident security expert, to discuss these topics.
ArsTechnica.com | Groklaw shuts down rather than risk feds snooping through e-mail
The Guardian | Lavabit email service abruptly shut down citing government interference
The Verge | Silent Circle sees ‘writing on the wall,’ shuts down secure email service
GnuPG | Gnu Privacy Guard
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