Cookies Used by both NSA and GCHQ to Monitor Suspicious Moves


Even the best intentioned and the least alarmed Internet users should become a bit more aware of how Internet privacy has become rare these days. The usual suspect for bringing the truth to the light is no other than Edward Snowden, who has revealed that both NSA and the British alternative GCHQ make use of the “pref” cookies in order to spy on people who they regard as suspects.

Ideally, such cookies have been used so as to gather information about the preferences of each user (as their name suggests) and thus enhance the overall satisfaction derived from using Google and the web in general.

The Washington Post has published such proof provided by Mr. Snowden on the tactics used by both the Americans and the British, as far as their intend is concerned. Spokesmen of the two agencies have neither confirmed nor denied the fact of monitoring suspicious targets through the use of cookies online. However, they have stressed out once more that it is their primary concern to ensure that innocent citizens are not put at risk due to the lack of the proper information. So, as their duty they cater for such safety and security towards all the citizens in their countries.

Google on the other hand remains hesitant and focuses on the encryption of its data and on its attempts to provide full protection and confidentiality through its practices for all people who use their services. It is worth mentioning that Google has signed an open letter to Barak Obama most recently, along with other giants of the web towards the ongoing surveillance having been taking place for far too long.

It makes total sense why more people attempt to put an end to their uncertainty as to their online privacy. This matter is of critical concern and thus the use of VPN seems more emphatic than ever before. Do not give up on your rights to enjoy your privacy while surfing the web. Despite the needs and desires of any Government or Agency, you still have the power to remain anonymous and conceal your sensitive data.