In a week of tech news swallowed whole by Apple and iOS 7, this little nugget of a headline flew by many of us: “Former NSA and CIA director says terrorists love using Gmail.”
Be sure to enjoy the awesome photo on that article, by the way.
Apparently, Michael Hayden – a retired US Air Force general who ran the NSA under President George Bush – gave a presentation to an “adult learning” class at a church near the White House where he made this statement, including stating, “I don’t think you’re going to see that in a Google commercial, but it’s free, it’s ubiquitous, so of course it is.”
Apparently, terrorists aren’t getting the message about privacy concerns when it comes to Gmail. A class action suit is happening right now in California over a Google processor that scans emails from non-Gmail accounts (if you’re interested, you can download Google’s defense here). You’d think that terrorists would violate privacy over all, right?
As many others have already said, apparently terrorists just love the free and simple function of Gmail. Good to know.