NSA Shifts Attention To E-mail And Web
The days of worrying about the National Security Agency eavesdropping on your phone conversation are long gone. That’s the good news. The bad news is that we still have to worry about the NSA going through our e-mail and watching us surf the net.
Today those massive installations, which listened in on phone conversations beamed over microwave links, are becoming something akin to relics of the Cold War. As more communications traffic travels through fiber links, and as e-mail and text messaging supplant phone calls, the spy agency that once intercepted telegrams is adapting yet again