Growing backlash to government surveillance
Software engineer and entrepreneur Jeff Lyon stands for a photo in San Jose, Calif. on Friday, Oct. 11, 2013. Lyon spent Labor Day weekend developing "Flagger," a program that adds words like "blow up" and "pressure cooker" to web addresses that users visit. "The goal here is to get a critical mass of people flooding the Internet with noise and make a statement of civil disobedience,' he said. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
Posted: Saturday, October 12, 2013 12:00 am
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) - From Silicon Valley to the South Pacific, counterattacks to revelations of widespread National Security Agency surveillance are taking shape, from a surge of new encrypted email programs to technology that sprinkles the Internet with red flag terms to confuse would-be snoops.
Policy makers, privacy advocates and political leaders around the world have been outraged at the near weekly disclosures from former intelligence contractor Edward Snowden that expose sweeping U.S. government surveillance programs.
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