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: Morality
by sirtoast on Mon 9th Dec 2013 18:31 UTC in reply to "Morality"
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Committing a 'good' action for a 'bad' reason is still good. A person committing a 'good' action for a 'bad' reason is not necessarily a good person though.

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RE[2]: Morality
by Kochise on Mon 9th Dec 2013 19:57 in reply to "RE: Morality"
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Obama received a Nobel Peace Prize in 2009, yet he's the one that is tracking Snowden as a felon because this one dared to show the world how the USA are far from a peaceful democracy and not such a land of freedom of speech.

And I don't even speak about Guantanamo's lack of international supervision, or Gore's "Inconvenient Truth" (how true, and not only speaking about climate from a top polluting country) so well, enough...


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RE[3]: Morality
by JAlexoid on Tue 10th Dec 2013 11:13 in reply to "RE[2]: Morality"
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Spying is far from being warmongering or aggressive.
I hate the fact that they do it, but that is not even in the direction of being aggressive.

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RE[3]: Morality
by zima on Tue 10th Dec 2013 23:18 in reply to "RE[2]: Morality"
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Obama Nobel Peace Prize was generally a bad joke...

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