8 Tech Turkeys For 2013


The NSA

The extent of the U.S. National Security Agency's domestic surveillance campaign came to light in June, and the fallout is still spreading. Former NSA contractor Edward Snowden shared documents with The Guardian that showed the NSA was snooping on, well, just about everyone, or at least it seemed.

According to the documents, the NSA had help from several technology companies in its surveillance campaign, and the agency tapped into global data centers maintained by Google and Yahoo. Oh, and the NSA has also cracked pretty much every Web encryption technology, so there's no security fix, either.

 



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