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RSAC: Defeating NSA Surveillance Isn't the Real Problem

  • Max Eddy
  • PC Magazine SecurityWatch
  • February 26, 2014

When Bruce Schneier went on to a different stage at the RSA Conference, resplendent in a purple floral shirt, he gave a very different presentation than an earlier panel from Washington intelligence insiders. Schneier, the CTO of Co3 Systems and author, gave the security-geek view. He also gave his answer to the question everyone has been asking: how do we keep from being spied on?

Collect Everything

Schneier laid out the situation as he sees it today: that the NSA has turned the Internet into a giant surveillance platform that is both technically and legally robust. “Fundamentally, the NSA’s mission is to collect everything,” said Schneier, tracing this view to the US’s “voyeuristic” interest in the USSR during the Cold War…

Sidebar photo of Bruce Schneier by Joe MacInnis.