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[3]: Comment by Nelson
by TM99 on Sun 9th Jun 2013 05:59 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by Nelson"
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Right. So you're running a large company, and the government comes to you and says, 'We need some information from your servers about Joe Sixpack, and by law, you must provide us with this information.' So, what are you going to do? Are you going to play the hero and get yourself thrown in jail, and your company possibly put out of business? I'm sure we could get a good debate going about whether such things should be legal, but the point is that they ARE legal, and businesses are legally obligated to hand this information over. So I personally don't hold it against them.

I hold it against them, and yes, I do expect them to stand up to this. Does this generation never study history any more? Go read about the Red Scare and McCarthyism. It was finally stopped when individuals and businesses began to stand up to the crazy intrusions upon civil liberties. It would not have if everyone did what you and Nelson (the corporate shill & apologist) are suggesting here.

Yup, poor little CEO's and corporations. They have a multi-billion dollar tax haven, errr, I mean business, to run. They can't be bothered with standing up to obvious governmental violations of the US Constitution & civil liberties!

Christ on a pogo stick. Haven't ya'll read any decent distopian science fiction? Unplug and read a fucking book or two!

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