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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RE: Comment by Nelson
by voidlogic on Sat 8th Jun 2013 16:03 UTC in reply to "Comment by Nelson"
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We start to get into a gray area when companies start being blamed for complying with the law. They are compelled to provide this information by the Government of what is in some cases their host country. Surely a little slack can be afforded to the ones that did comply.

Understandable and excusable are different. When it comes to things like human rights and civil liberties I expect people (and therefore companies) to to make the hard call and do what is right. What you are saying is just more supporting evidence of the banality of evil.

I'm not just talking about civil disobedience there. I'm sure the smart folks at many of these companies could work on engineering their products so that complying with these orders in a meaningful was be technically impossible and provide the government with no information.

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