|Apparently this is a fact, not a boast.|
And we know that Microsoft helps the NSA spy on your Skype and Outlook mail.
The NSA is also intercepting your computers/laptops ordered online and installing spyware before it gets delivered to you. Yes, physically interdicting your package, opening it, installing spyware, and repackaging and sending it on it's merry way to you.
Think about that for a second.
Did you hear a fading whisper? It was more like a last gasp for breath. I think it said "4th Amendment."
It's not just software that they use to 'watch' you. It's hardware too.
Please watch this clip (begins at 44min 20 sec mark) from a speech given by Jacob Applebaum at the 30th Chaos Communication Congress. It should scare the pants off you, but you shouldn't be surprised. Watch it.
The NSA makes George Orwell's "1984" look like a child's play.
Always conduct yourself as if you're being monitored....because you most likely are.
In which case, you can use to your advantage if you know what to do.