The remarkable disclosure of international surveillance activities by U.S. intelligence services over the last week has stirred much discussion and controversy. Whatever the legality of the situation, no matter the outcome of actions against the people involved, this has been an important wake-up call for us all, especially as the move to cloud computing gathers pace.
Everyone has something to hide — and the desire to avoid prying eyes doesn’t make you a terrorist or a criminal. Perhaps you wish to protect trade secrets from competitors or personal preferences from politically motivated investigators. What actions can you take to reduce the risk that your personal and business activities will become visible to nosey bureaucrats?