Is it Google you are using or is it really the NSA?
It doesn’t look like Google is at fault here but it does appear that the NSA has partnered with someone to make this possible. I don’t think I’d be very happy if I was a Google shareholder to know this sort of thing was going on.
(From Mother Jones)
Buried in a Brazilian television report on Sunday was the disclosure that the NSA has impersonated Google and possibly other major internet sites in order to intercept, store, and read supposedly secure online communications. The spy agency accomplishes this using what’s known as a “man-in-the-middle (MITM) attack,” a fairly well-known exploit used by elite hackers. This revelation adds to the growing list of ways that the NSA is believed to snoop on ostensibly private online conversations.