It’s the new world where JLa’s pics stay private.
But everyone knows it’s really about keeping the government out.
Apple and Google’s next operating systems are toughened against spying. It’s my understanding Apple is removing a ‘feature’ iPhones now have which enabled much of this.
More and more websites are https not http. They’ve added layers of encryption. Your transactions are hidden from prying eyes.
Businesses have been hurt by government’s massive spying efforts. Cloud companies, meaning Google, Amazon and a bunch of others, need to reassure nervous clients in our global economy. This is a sector where US companies have had great success.
Businesses and people want to flesh out ideas without later answering for early notes. We should be allowed to think in private.
In the end, by spying too invasively, the NSA and others made their own jobs more difficult. Is this how checks and balances work in the 21st Century? Maybe. Probably.