What is it like to be a startup in a post-Edward Snowden world, I often wonder? The safety and security of users and their data feels more precarious than ever before.
When intelligence agencies can tap into Internet cables and private corporate servers, seemingly at will, how do you possibly defend against that? According to many in the field, you don’t. Not until you have to.
Despite the revelations, little has changed within the startup community in the last year when it comes to crafting privacy policies, anticipating government and law enforcement requests, or adjusting to the reality of mass surveillance.