Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 9th Dec 2013 17:47 UTC

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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RE[3]: Comment by Nelson
by Thom_Holwerda on Mon 9th Dec 2013 19:07 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by Nelson"
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Yes, I agree. Repeating yourself on OSNews with a snarky lead in over and over is a much more productive means to an end.


Ah, the old trick of putting words in my mouth that I have never, ever, said. That's getting old.

I'm not an American. I cannot vote in your country. In my country, I have been voting for a party that actively opposes stuff like this since its inception.

An apology would be prudent.

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