By Max Eddy – The NSA wasn’t operating in a vacuum. Two key changes aided the creation of the massive spying operation we know today.
The first was the cost of search and storage, which Bruce Schneier said had dropped to the point where it was feasible to store and search huge amounts of data.
Second was a philosophical shift in both user behavior and technology companies. “We build systems that spy on people in exchange for services,” said Schneier. “Surveillance is the business model of the Internet.” more> http://tinyurl.com/m2qoqpf