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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by maxwell123 on Mon 9th Dec 2013 21:17 UTC
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What if the companies actually fight NSA because they see it as an opponent for surveillance technologies?
What if the companies actually want the NSA privatized so they can force the government to use their surveillance services for a big load of money?
It might be exactly this.

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RE: Suspicious
by dionicio on Mon 9th Dec 2013 22:23 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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RE[2]: Suspicious
by dionicio on Mon 9th Dec 2013 23:31 in reply to "RE: Suspicious"
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This corporative conglomerate
is not fighting what NSA
did with their consent.

The conglomerate is fighting
what NSA did without their consent.


Now, on defense of NSA:
The boys and girls of NSA are doing what
they were grouped on to do.

And they are doing it well, very well.
Someone should stand by them.


Now, on mea culpa,
This 'universal' internet
has had all of the problems common
to mono-cultives, to quasi-infinite clonning,
to DNA engineering;
And I did not care about it.

It was just a matter of time
for the 'super-bugs'
to come on in, at serve at will.

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