[ISN] Your Privacy Is Not Our Responsibility, Says Verizon Exec

http://www.tomsguide.com/us/marcus-sachs-verizon-interview,news-17618.html By Jill Scharr Tom’s Guide SEPTEMBER 30, 2013 “If you’re worried about it, do something about it. Take security on yourselves, and don’t trust anybody else to do it.” At a recent security conference in New York City, that was the advice Marcus Sachs, Verizon’s vice president of national security policy, had for people upset about Verizon’s connections to the U.S. National Security Agency (NSA). Verizon is one of the large U.S. telecommunications providers closely linked to the National Security Agency’s widespread surveillance and data collection programs, according to documents leaked by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden. News that Verizon supplies the NSA with customer phone records on an “ongoing, daily basis” broke in June 6, 2013. It was the first story to examine the top-secret NSA documents Snowden had recently handed to documentary filmmaker Laura Poitras and journalist Glenn Greenwald. […]