Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 9th Aug 2013 11:01 UTC

President Barack Obama hosted Apple CEO Tim Cook, AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson, Google computer scientist Vint Cerf and other tech executives and civil liberties leaders on Thursday for a closed-door meeting about government surveillance, sources tell POLITICO.

Five hundred years ago, our ancestors started the fight to separate church and state. Now it's time we separate corporation and state.

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Wrong Direction
by andrewclunn on Fri 9th Aug 2013 14:00 UTC
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While I agree with the sentiment, everything so far indicates that it's the government forcing these companies to aid them in spying on citizens. It's not like these corporations went to the Feds and said, "Hey, wouldn't it be awesome if we turned over all of our customer's data to you?"

(Insert long winded libertarian rant here).

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