Are MI5 and the NSA eavesdropping on us all?
Anyone would think this is all Hi-Tech voodo, but the fact is if you have physical access you can pretty much own anything.
It's not that hard to gain access to a Comms cabinet stick one of these in a corner and everything passing through it is mirrored.
This one is USB powered gigabit on all ports even has PoE pass thru.
No hiding place with one of these in your gateway cabinet... But I guess the NSA have them on a single chip and built into every data centre on the Planet, even if Google say they don't have access directly I wouldn't expect them to have asked for permission anyway!
Are we all supposed to be outraged by our electronic communications being intercepted? Personally in this day and age I almost expect it!