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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RE[6]: Comment by Nelson
by sonnyrao on Tue 10th Dec 2013 01:15 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: Comment by Nelson"
sonnyrao
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I think in this case it does reflect the will of the people... they purposely chose what they thought was security over both freedom and privacy in the wake of 9/11. You can argue that they were mistaken and they didn't get any of these things, but that doesn't make the system inherently broken. If you're arguing a different point, please explain how it's broken and how that relates to this situation.

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