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 maxwell123 on Mon 9th Dec 2013 21:17 UTC
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What if the companies actually fight NSA because they see it as an opponent for surveillance technologies?
What if the companies actually want the NSA privatized so they can force the government to use their surveillance services for a big load of money?
It might be exactly this.

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