The Department of the Navy must have been watching some Dateline. Their latest and greatest way to spend tax payer money is to employ a company to boat a shitload of used gaming consoles overseas, and then till those consoles for user information. Have to get those terrorists’ information from them video game killer-builder machines.
Good news for everyone who doesn’t really care about their internet freedom! Limits have been laxed and now even people who are not suspected of being terrorists (which has become such a flimsy word I think even my Nana could be argued to be one) can have their data mined and stored and gazed at by the Man with uncomfortably little restrictions.
You better stockpile the porn and download the esoteric bands you may enjoy. Starting on July 12 a whole cadre of ISPs are going to begin monitoring user-usage in an attempt to ferret out those they suspect are pirating content. Which means…roughly 99% of my generation.
The Justice Department refuses to divulge whatever sort of agreement there may be between Google and the National Security Agency. Not that there is one, of course.