If I’m a betting man, I’d have to say that most of the spying technology allows for full access. A backdoor into anything usually allows for full access to contents inside. What I mean is that when we hear the NSA is only looking at metadata and not looking into the content of what we are discussing, emailing and texting via our phones, I believe that’s total bs. They have access to it all, but may be only using the metadata, follow me?
For example, if they come across some suspicious metadata, then the NSA and their hackers will surely want to read the content of those transmissions. THAT is the whole point of reading the data — to find suspicious patterns, etc and then take action.
By the way, I’m sure the internet wild children of Anonymous have already hacked anything the ding-dongs at the NSA have put together. I’m just waiting for Anonymous to screw with them.
Here’s the link to the FastCompany story…