The XKeyscore is the NSA’s top secret and widest reaching tool of Internet surveillance. Via this superior method of spying, the NSA can tap into virtually everything a user does online. The dangers fraught for cyberspace freaks are too many to even start listing.
Edward Snowden’s latest whistle blowing really bowled over the world’s Internet users. He says he has proof that a secret tool of the NSA termed XKeyscore can be employed to gain all the information necessary about anybody according to The Guardian. In fact, Snowden claims that all he needs is an email and he can get access to the private and confidential data regarding anyone on the planet whether he is a peon or a president. This has sent shock waves throughout the global village as the United States government has come under pressure to stop such activities which will only increase mistrust and paranoia. State officials say this is not true. They say that Snowden is lying and it is simply not possible.
But if we look further into the matter it does appear to be the case that there is a kernel of truth to Snowden’s claims. What began with the Patriot Act of George W. Bush and PRISM has evolved into a spying network that sprawls the entire world. The fact that the US has satellites in space that are constantly sending photographs of individuals and places in order to catch terrorists is just one example of this phenomenon. The constant search for mischief makers is a pursuit the United States may have taken too far. Not everyone is a suspect in this game of accusation and blame. The majority of the world’s population does not harbor hatred or violent tendencies.