Skip to comments.Terrorists prefer Gmail, former CIA director says
Posted on 09/16/2013 9:48:18 PM PDT by pluvmantelo
Former Central Intelligence Agency and National Security Administration Director Michael Hayden defended the PRISM program to an adult education class, saying that "Gmail is the preferred Internet service provider of terrorists worldwide." He made the comment during a speech on "the tension between security and liberty" at The Forum at St. Johns Church in Washington, D.C., where he was arguing in support of the Foreign Surveillance Intelligence Act (FISA) Section 702, the Washington Post reported. Section 702 provides the legal underpinning of the PRISM spying program . He described the Internet as being "quintessentially American," and said that since much of the Internet traffic goes through servers based in America, the US government "takes a picture of it for intelligence purposes." Google refused to comment on Hayden's comments, or whether they affect the opinion of Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt that Internet Balkanization is a bigger concern than spying.
... like they would know.
I guess it depends on what you call a “terrorist”.
Google, and all other internet servers and social media sites, are controlled by the government.
I thought it was email@example.com
If the prefer Birkenstocks over Buster Browns, will we crack down on that, too?
I thought terrorists were smarter than that;
Using an email system that analyzes your every word and image for the NSA and for their ‘marketing partners’?
Or maybe it is just that the ex-cia director is that stupid
I doubt serious & smart terrorists are using G-mail as it is government monitored.
“Google, and all other internet servers and social media sites, are controlled by the government.”
You missed the important part: they’re all run by Dumocraps. Twitter, facebook, instagram, Bing etc.
So, a lot of DHS, IRS, and NSA people have accounts?
Just a small correction: the government does not control all internet servers. With downloadable software any computer could become an internet server on a public wifi network