The Continuing Public/Private Surveillance Partnership

But even if this were not true, even if -- for example -- Google were willing to forgo data mining your e-mail and video conversations in exchange for the marketing advantage it would give it over Microsoft, it still won't offer you real security. It can't.

The biggest Internet companies don't offer real security because the U.S. government won't permit it.

The law needs to catch up to a reality that is moving ever-more-quickly towards no such thing as privacy.