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: Suspicious
by dionicio on Mon 9th Dec 2013 22:23 UTC in reply to "Suspicious"
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This is financially sounding...


I think they will just grow their firewalls taller.

(and I mean whoever)
wants inteligence from their silos
will have to pay top dollars for it.

Sometimes PR gets something more efficently
(on the form on public pressure)
than just technology.

(Words -like mine- are cheap.)

Edited 2013-12-09 22:31 UTC

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