Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 8th Jun 2013 14:57 UTC
Legal And yes, the PRISM scandal is far, far from over. More and more information keeps leaking out, and the more gets out, the worse it gets. The companies involved have sent out official statements - often by mouth of their CEOs - and what's interesting is that not only are these official statements eerily similar to each other, using the same terms clearly designed by lawyers, they also directly contradict new reports from The New York Times. So, who is lying?
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Thom, who has the guns?
by Berend de Boer on Sun 9th Jun 2013 22:23 UTC
Berend de Boer
Member since:
2005-10-19

Government puts gun to your head, and says: "Gi'me the data."

Thom: "I've been saying this for years, but I'll repeat it once more: do not trust companies. Ever."

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RE: Thom, who has the guns?
by Treza on Sun 9th Jun 2013 22:56 in reply to "Thom, who has the guns?"
Treza Member since:
2006-01-11

So what?

Companies are lying (at least by omission), they must not be trusted.
They could be trusted more if they said : "everything you write or wrote may be accessible by the NSA"

Their attitude is also very arrogant.
When Google says "we don't share our server's contents", it means that want to keep it for themselves, not that they are making efforts to make difficult the systematic exploitation of data.

In a way, they consider being "above" the governments.

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RE: Thom, who has the guns?
by Soulbender on Mon 10th Jun 2013 04:35 in reply to "Thom, who has the guns?"
Soulbender Member since:
2005-08-18

Government puts gun to your head, and says: "Gi'me the data."


So I guess Twitter just took the bullet, eh? Maybe they wore bullet-proof helmets?

Seriously, we don't know how much pressure was applied but if it's true that you could just decline the offer that does make the companies that joined seem rather suspicious.

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