Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 8th Jun 2013 17:02 UTC
Legal I didn't want to put this in the article on the coordinated PR campaign, but the fact that one company refuses to cooperate with the US government in the way Apple, Facebook, Google, Microsoft, and others were more than willing to do, is very, very important. This means that the argument "but we had to do the things we did because Washington told us to" holds no water. Twitter's refusal proves that the others did not have to say yes - they chose to do so. Whenever someone - a corporate PR person, company blogger, or fanboy - tells you Microsoft, Apple, or Google had no choice, all you need to say is "Twitter".
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RE[2]: Comment by Nelson
by kristoph on Tue 11th Jun 2013 04:45 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by Nelson"
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Well, Google totally denies it, in the strongest possible terms and it apparently took Apple 5 years to get on board so I am not sure it's fair to say the biggest players have 'gone beyond'.

And honestly who the fuck cares about Twitter. It's not like random evil doers make plans over twitter.

(Yeah yeah I agree that spying on everyone because 10 guys play to blow something up is wrong but I am just trying to make a point that no one seriously thinks those 10 guys are going to plan it over twitter.)

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