January 7, 2014

HOW THE NSA nearly killed the Internet. “The hard-earned trust that the tech giants had spent years building was in danger of evaporating—and they seemed powerless to do anything about it. Legally gagged, they weren’t free to provide the full context of their cooperation or resistance. Even the most emphatic denial—a blog post by Google CEO Larry Page and chief legal officer David Drummond headlined, ‘What the …’—did not quell suspicions. How could it, when an NSA slide indicated that anyone’s personal information was just one click away?”