Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 9th Dec 2013 17:47 UTC
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The giants of the tech industry are uniting to wage a campaign for sweeping reforms to the National Security Agency.

Google, Facebook, Twitter, Yahoo, Microsoft, Apple, LinkedIn and AOL are setting aside their business rivalries to demand that Congress and President Obama scale back the government's voracious surveillance.

These companies had little to no qualms about teaming up with the US government back when it was all done in relative secrecy, but now that it's out in the open, they're acting like heroes. This campaign would never have been launched if Snowden hadn't blown the whistle, which means the motive behind this new campaign is money - not morality.

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by Nelson on Mon 9th Dec 2013 18:16 UTC
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I think a lot of this anger is misplaced by people who want companies to exercise morality on their behalf. If people are so opposed to what the NSA is doing, then get out and participate in an election and affect change.

A company being compelled by their host government to engage in surveillance is the fault of the government and the elected representatives in power who enact the policies.

Stop using companies as scapegoats and exercise your civic duty to vote.

Edited 2013-12-09 18:16 UTC

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