Probably because they are. In the latest news from Big Brother, Georgia Tech reveals a security research project called PRODIGAL—the Proactive Discovery of Insider Threats Using Graph Analysis and Learning—which has been built to scan IMs, texts and emails . . . and can read approximately a quarter billion of them a day.
Of course, they rush to assure people, this only works on a closed system, not on the Internet. But surely that’s just a matter of time.
So here’s your earworm for the weekend: