The agency collected and stored intimate chats, photos, and emails belonging to innocent Americans—and secured them so poorly that reporters can now browse them at will.
Remember, the government now has every communication you’ve made to anyone anywhere, and at any time they can go back in time and create any crime they want about you. Even the latest HackingTeam hack shows that the software they were selling to law enforcement would allow the police force to PLANT child pornography on your computer. Even though that use was not specifically in the software (PUSH BUTTON TO PLANT FILE), once a computer is hacked you can do ANYTHING to it, including plant files.
Great. Time for a government reboot I think.
Source: The Latest Snowden Leak Is Devastating to NSA Defenders – The Atlantic