Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 8th Jun 2013 14:57 UTC
Legal And yes, the PRISM scandal is far, far from over. More and more information keeps leaking out, and the more gets out, the worse it gets. The companies involved have sent out official statements - often by mouth of their CEOs - and what's interesting is that not only are these official statements eerily similar to each other, using the same terms clearly designed by lawyers, they also directly contradict new reports from The New York Times. So, who is lying?
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Government?
by re_re on Sat 8th Jun 2013 15:42 UTC
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"This is what you get when you let companies rule the show. They don't care about you, and they don't care about your privacy. I've been saying this for years, but I'll repeat it once more: do not trust companies. Ever."

I think this has more to do with the gov't threatening these companies with the wrath of God. I would find it very hard to believe that even the companies that went above and beyond would have complied with this without being strong armed into it.

That having been said, I am not saying that these corporations are necessarily wonderful members of society or that they did the right thing when they caved. I am however saying that I at least understand that they were under immense pressure from the NSA to do this.

I am not so quick to throw blame at companies. As a general rule I am inclined to more heavily scrutinize government before corporations.

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