How Bad These Snowden Leaks Have Become

Yes, British and US spy agencies infiltrated the systems of the world’s largest maker of SIM cards and stole the encryption keys that allow private individuals to have private conversations.

After so many breathtaking revelations, one of my reactions to this news is “Well! At least the NSA was forced to break in to this company. I’m very, very happy and relieved to learn that they don’t have the power and authority to simply demand that the company hand over the keys to hundreds of millions of phones and not tell anybody about it.”

Good lord. There’s going to be a monument to Edward Snowden some day and it had better be a damn big one.