Sunday, 6 December 2015

I've been saying for years that our poor security habits can hurt the ones we love more than they hurt us.  This is trivially true: viruses like to steal contact data; attackers are generally after data that describes our social networks.  I'm more or less alone in my conviction that privacy is a thing we should do to other people, but here's a story that vindicates that view.

Police are spying on friends and relatives of prisoners.  They're not even storing those conversations securely.  People's words are being recorded because they happen to know someone who was convicted of a crime.

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