Leave a comment

Ex-NSA chief has one 'simple' trick to avoid spying

Ex-NSA chief has one 'simple' trick to avoid spying
photo courtesy of SHUTTERSTOCK

The NSA is collecting our data. You know it and I know it. I wrote a pretty in-depth tip on how you can keep your privacy safe from snooping government spooks, but apparently it's a whole lot simpler than anybody knew! The former chief of the NSA General Keith Alexander has an easy method that he uses, and he wants you to know it too.

In a speech at MIRCon 2014 - a information security conference in Washington D.C. - Alexander delivered some handy advice for anyone looking to stay out of the NSA's ever-watchful gaze: just don't talk to Al Qaeda. It's that simple!

You have to read the full quote. It's equal parts brazen, shameless, frightening and useless. Here's how he was quoted in The Register:

"Our data's in there (NSA databases), my data's in there. If I talk to an Al Qaeda operative, the chances of my data being looked at is really good, so I try not to do that. If you don't want to you shouldn't either," he told MIRcon delegates.

There you have it! It's so obvious, why didn't I think of it?

Next page: Sarcasm alert! My take on the General's advice
Critical browser update: Get these security patches now
Previous Happening Now

Critical browser update: Get these security patches now

Amazon does the unthinkable and goes old school
Next Happening Now

Amazon does the unthinkable and goes old school

View Comments ()