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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Those running the show
by darknexus on Sat 8th Jun 2013 17:29 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.

Thom, how can you be so right about the rest of it and then say something this stupid? This is what you get whenever you have a government running the show, not companies. Facebook, Apple, Google, etc aren't running the show here. If they did, of course, these particular types of problems would be much less likely since it'd be bad for business and lose any company who did it a good deal of their user base. Of course, companies running the show causes other problems. What it boils down to is, people cause problems. Everything's perfect until the power-hungry bastards get involved, and that applies to companies, governments, and anything else you can name.
The only solution is a completely free society, but we'll never have that because so many people just want to be ruled. Living on their own is just too hard for them. They'd rather not think, and would rather just be told how to live and that they're safe. It's because of people like those that we'll see this cycle repeat again and again without end, no matter who runs the show. Those people want to be ruled, and there's always at least one power-lover that wants to do the ruling.

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