This is interesting, how the move to low cost commodity technology, in this case Linux, has resulted in the potential for far less privacy and data security.
There’s a lot of useful stuff available for the eavesdropping. Email, raw newsfeeds, entertainment broadcasts, government communications and so on. All this is an open secret in the geek world, and governments are trying to get the satellite communications companies to improve their Linux security, encrypt transmissions or, preferably, both. In the meantime, intel agencies so inclined, are wallowing in new data.