Report Says NSA Intercepted ISPs’ Data
DATA PROTECTION—U.S.October 31, 2013
Google and Yahoo are upset with a report that the NSA has secretly intercepted “large amounts of data as it flows across fiber-optic cables that carry information between the worldwide data centers,” The Guardian reports. “We have long been concerned about the possibility of this kind of snooping, which is why we have continued to extend encryptions across more and more Google services and links, especially the links in the slide,” said Google’s chief legal officer. Meanwhile, the American Civil Liberties Union says an FBI program that collects reports about suspicious activity lacks privacy safeguards.