With the NSA Hard Disk spying software, I am not sure any data anywhere would be out of reach for them as long as its connected to the internet !
And now with Win 10 and Cortana etc, even if you are offline most of the time as soon as you connect to the internet woosh data is uploaded to NSA via MS servers !
Hmmm does that mean if this goes ahead MS will have to relocate it servers to the UK as well ?
But its all pointless anyway, GCHQ will just pass on anything that NSA request's for !
I guess people will just have to stay offline and send USB sticks through the mail - encrypted of course !
That could be interesting, what could GCHQ do about that, ban sending USB sticks in the mail ?
I can just imagine the post office opening all mail with USB sticks in them, copying the data encrypted or not onto a server for GCHQ to examine at there leisure ! While you get a real delay on your first class recorded delivery package, but I can see people doing this to avoid the damn surveillance in society these days or maybe business's which have offices in two different locations as USB 3.0 flash drives are getting very fast now and quite big as well !
What could be more secure than doing this especially if you use a courier !
I can just imagine couriers being stopped and told to handover all packages to be x-rayed to check if they have a USB stick as their contents, now hold on buddy, we need to open this one and copy the data before you can continue on your journey, Oh shit this is gonna take a while as there are 25 x 256gb USB sticks here and I only got one USB 2.0 port on this laptop !