In other governmental news ...
Lest you forget, the NSA is still in ur inbox, readin' all ur emailz: The Washington Post reports that the main producer and manager of signals intelligence also collects millions of e-mail address books globally.
At Forbes India, Rohin Dharmakumar broke it down for us: "Don't use address books on Internet services like Gmail, Yahoo & Facebook. Because the NSA is vacuuming them up."
Al Jazeera America's Evan Hill noted "Google implemented SSL 'in part to thwart collection of user information by the NSA and other intelligence agencies.'"
The Guardian's Jason Burke also pointed out the distressing fact that "one day last year, #NSA collected 444,743 e-mail address books from Yahoo, 105,068 from Hotmail, 82,857 from FB, etc."
Over in Europe, though, Gründerszen reporter Elisabeth Oberndorfer managed to find some silver lining: "Good morning, euro-folks! Ever accidentally deleted a contact? Well, NSA's got your back."