Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 9th Aug 2013 11:01 UTC
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President Barack Obama hosted Apple CEO Tim Cook, AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson, Google computer scientist Vint Cerf and other tech executives and civil liberties leaders on Thursday for a closed-door meeting about government surveillance, sources tell POLITICO.

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RE[2]: Comment by marcp
by marcp on Sun 11th Aug 2013 08:46 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by marcp"
marcp
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2007-11-23

Common goals, different objectives and motivations. I mean, come on ... do you really believe they have the same objective? Vint Cerf ... does this ring a bell for you? This guy is NOT about money as much as Cook is.

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RE[3]: Comment by marcp
by Soulbender on Sun 11th Aug 2013 13:30 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by marcp"
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So you're suggesting that Vint Cef is going to say "I think we should spy more on the citizens" just so he don't have to agree with Tim Cook?

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RE[4]: Comment by marcp
by marcp on Sun 11th Aug 2013 21:01 in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by marcp"
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2007-11-23

Of course not [so please, stop using eristics].

What I suggest is that Cerf will sincerely try to protect privacy, while Cook ... well ... we don't know if he's better than Jobs yet. But the fact of the matter is that Cook cares mostly for money. Those who spy don't get money from the lack of spying, but from the spying of people.

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