Recent events have highlighted, underlined and bolded the fact that the United States is performing blanket surveillance on any foreigner whose data passes through an American entity -- whether they are suspected of wrongdoing or not. This means that, essentially, every international user of the internet is being watched, says Mikko Hypponen. An important rant, wrapped with a plea: to find alternative solutions to using American companies for the world's information needs. As computer access expands, Mikko Hypponen asks : What's the next killer virus and will the world be able to cope with it ? And also : How can we protect digital privacy in the age of government surveillance ?..



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