The U.S. National Security Agency knew for at least two years about a flaw in the way that many websites send sensitive information, now dubbed the Heartbleed bug, and regularly used it to gather critical intelligence, two people familiar with the matter said.
It’s a shame that the American people are so easily distracted by media fads and planted political non-stories to understand the real ways that our actual rights, our actual freedom, and our actual national security are being destroyed by our own government while the idiots are all kept busy arguing about which minorities they want to persecute next.
If an organized hacker ring sabotaged security standards and major tech infrastructure for years, compromising the security of hundreds of millions of people and many governments including our own (and potentially causing billions of dollars in damages when these exploits were found by others), and exploited any flaws they found or created to spy on millions of people in the world including our own citizens, what should they be charged with?
Mass criminal sabotage, cybercrime, cyberwarfare, and computer fraud? Obviously.
Terrorism? Maybe, but not quite.
At what point do the NSA’s actions qualify as treason?
The NSA behavior is indeed criminal, if this report is accurate.
Whose “security” was being safeguarded while NSA agents, who should be looking out for interests of the American citizens that they serve, refused to alert American internet users that all of their private data transactions were not private at all?
What “nation” or group of people were they serving? Not Americans, but a shady cabal of intelligence overlords.
This is so disturbing, and if the Obama administration does nothing to address this blatant and treasonous injustice, as I expect, I shall consider this administration to be as worse or equal to the previous office holders.