NYT has done a little piece debunking the notion that PRISM grants Federal Agencies from accessing user data at will. Problem is that it doesn’t actually debunk the notion that the service providers are not – in fact – in bed with the Government. FISA should have been fought nail and tooth and with much public outcry. The fact that it wasn’t speaks to a level of complicity on the part of the providers that frankly should disbar them from any further service provision. I’m not sure where the alternatives lie at the moment, but I’m seriously looking at self-hosting and removing my own google accounts from the ecosystem of direct surveillance.
Nope. Still Assholes.