Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 6th Jun 2013 15:33 UTC
Legal "The National Security Agency is currently collecting the telephone records of millions of US customers of Verizon, one of America's largest telecoms providers, under a top secret court order issued in April. The order, a copy of which has been obtained by the Guardian, requires Verizon on an 'ongoing, daily basis' to give the NSA information on all telephone calls in its systems, both within the US and between the US and other countries. The document shows for the first time that under the Obama administration the communication records of millions of US citizens are being collected indiscriminately and in bulk - regardless of whether they are suspected of any wrongdoing." Hey Americans, welcome to the club. And here we were, afraid of Google!
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RE[2]: It gets worse
by Darkmage on Fri 7th Jun 2013 14:37 UTC in reply to "RE: It gets worse"
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"What it will likely do is start a software revolution outside the US, given the now zero level of trust in data held by US companies." - This is the angle I'm taking on it.

The NSA is known to have interfered in Boeing/Airbus negotiations in the Mid 90s costing Airbus upto $6 Billion. There's absolutely no reason to believe they're not doing the same thing with this information. I could not in good conscience recommend any clients host their data in any of the major US tech companies that includes Gmail e-mail hosting after this. There's no guarantee they're not stealing business ideas and selling them to US companies.

We know that they are already abusing tapped records of US soldier's private communications data even after the soldiers have proven to be loyal to America. Why would they treat a foreign business any different to their own people?

Edited 2013-06-07 14:39 UTC

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