Snowden anniversary If there's a positive to the disclosures by ex-National Security Contractor (NSA) contractor Edward Snowden, it's that it's been a disaster for technology and internet firms.
Yes, a positive.
In the last year we've learned the NSA has backdoors placed in the hardware that makes networks, the existence of massive funnels placed in internet and phone companies' data centers to suck up vast amounts of data, and the breaking of internet encryption.
The effect of all this should be a raising of these companies' games and a shaking of users' complacency in relying on "free" products and in being too accepting of what they're given and of standard "solutions."
Already, tech and web companies are coming back. Caught with their pants down, they are now being given the time and money to pull them back up again.