Snowden documents published by Spiegel show in chilling detail how NSA breaks into everything on the net or attached to it; big routers and firewalls, laptops, iPhones, and the master boot record on Windows machines (see the image). Nothing is safe from their often illegal intrusion. Little if any of this has anything to do with stopping terrorism. It’s all about instituting a complete surveillance state that would have made Stasi jealous. NSA is a monster that, like Stasi, needs to be shut down, with the leaders put in prison.