And I thought a single highly disturbing security story was enough for one day. I’m not even all the way through reading the article from The Intercept about how GCHQ and NSA have the keys to decrypt a huge swath of the world’s mobile phone communications and I have the urge to throw away all my computers and hide under a rock.
Normally I’m not prone to hyperbolic statements like “There is nowhere to hide” but for people who use any communication technology it’s more and more true. You are being monitored and archived. Maybe you are boring and uninteresting to government spooks. At the moment. Maybe forever. But how does it make you feel knowing that could, by deliberate action or entirely by accident, change at any time? It certainly doesn’t make me happy.