The next article comes from Global Voices Advocacy. The article was written by Ellery Robert Biddle and posted on June 14, 2013.
Last week's revelations about phone and Internet surveillance programs of the US government's National Security Agency (NSA) sent shock waves throughout the United States and the western media, but also around the globe. While in the US, many privacy-minded lawmakers and even digital rights advocates used the news as an opportunity to demand better protections for Americans’ online privacy, Internet users worldwide were left wondering how to protect their own data, short of closing their Google accounts, packing up their Facebook profiles and heading for the woods.
Read more of the article at: http://advocacy.globalvoicesonline.org/2013/06/14/everyones-rights-are-at-stake-global-reach-of-us-surveillance-programs/