Tech Talk with Keifer Bly: NSA and Google Spying

We use the internet for a great many things in our daily lives. All of us. We use it for communicating, entertainment, education, and more.

However, what needs to be considered is just how much of our information we turn over to our good old friend the internet.

The reason, you ask? Well, it may not be apparent, but however, information we turn over to the internet may not be as private as we think.

The National Surveillance Agency (NSA) has been using companies such as our Internet Service Providers (companies such as Comcast, AT&T, and Verizon) to spy on what websites American citizens are visiting, as well as having those companies turn over emails and records on their users.

Weather we realize it or not, the NSA is working to remove the privacy of US citizens, and even some non-US citizens, and we are headed down a slippery road with that.

The NSA has been working to install backdoors in personal devices so as to be able to monitor personal devices files and more than internet connection.

They have also been working to put backdoors into encryption. If they succeed in doing this, this could mean that our personal emails could be in danger even if we don’t use ISP provided email.

The article “NSA paid $10 million to put its backdoor in RSA encryption, according to Reuters report” by, says that if they are able to insert a backdoor into encryption “THE NSA COULD SUBVERT THE ENCRYPTION WHENEVER THEY NEEDED TO”, meaning that not even our passwords tour our accounts will be safe anymore.

However, there are ways that we can fight the NSA. We can use services such as the Tor Network,, and encrypted email services.


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