Another Problem with Mass Spying: Centralized Data Creates An Easy Mark for Hackers

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By Gathering Data On Americans In One Place, The Government Is Creating An Attractive Target For Hackers

 

hackers_small Another Problem with Mass Spying: Centralized Data Creates An Easy Mark for Hackers

As if we needed another reason to oppose mass spying on the American public, Zdnet reports that the most advanced American weapon systemsCongress, America’s largest banks, and other sensitive targets.

And the more centralized any system is, the more vulnerable it is.

Information is safest when it is diversified in many different places.  By gathering data on Americans in one place, the government is creating an easy mark for hackers.