Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 18th Jun 2013 22:33 UTC
Apple Official Apple statement on PRISM and privacy: "Regardless of the circumstances, our Legal team conducts an evaluation of each request and, only if appropriate, we retrieve and deliver the narrowest possible set of information to the authorities. In fact, from time to time when we see inconsistencies or inaccuracies in a request, we will refuse to fulfill it." This is basically Apple re-publishing their earlier statement in a more official manner. You either believe it, or you don't.
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Coming years
by acobar on Wed 19th Jun 2013 21:52 UTC
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What would be the unfolding of PRISM to American software/hardware companies? I mean, I suppose that the distrust has increased even between USA and its close allies. We are more and more dependent on system with communication tech gears on all levels and on all places, from facilities to personal data, and this project has a big potential to be used to gather information about tech in development under other countries that would have economical impact.

Foreign governments (and enterprises) would start to avoid, as much as possible, tech gear from American companies and would also disincentive their citizens to use USA gadgets. More than everything else, I suppose that is what is getting Apple, Google, Microsoft and others to put out official statements, fear of losing sales, specially on foreign countries.

Edited 2013-06-19 21:55 UTC

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