An interesting development over the weekend in the aftermath of current events:
When the new generation of consoles launched, there were concerns that they would be too light on privacy, with peripherals like Microsoft MSFT -0.93%’s Kinect and PlayStation’s Camera possibly having the ability to spy on users if say, the government wanted a window into your living room.
While the idea is certainly Orwellian, it’s the non-peripheral based communication on consoles which may provide terrorists a channel to effectively converse with one another. The comparatively low-tech system may offer a more secure means of communication than even encrypted phone calls, texts and email.
Hmm. How about that. ISIS, just like it’s leftist brethren swine running roughshod on college campuses, is exploiting a weak point through it’s familiarity with youthful means. And make no mistake, the Left and the Islamist have a long, loving history of using each other as useful idiots.
What do we learn here? Well, as pointed out in the article, there’s a weak point with their means. What’s not stated is how we figured this out; the answer is that we already knew. The tree may have many branches but it’s rooted somewhere. That somewhere would be the IP address first, among other routes. That means NSA. And that means justification for further civil intrusions on everyone except the people they should focus upon.
On your end, know that your enemies are learning. They’re asymmetric. And getting better fast. The further off grid and more in control you become of your own communications, the better off you will become.