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 icicle on Tue 10th Dec 2013 03:41 UTC in reply to "Morality"
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Nope. It's a trick. It's actually worse than outright bad-doing. It's a wolf in sheep's clothing. A wooden troy-horse. We cannot trust the NSA OR these giant corporations to do what is best for us.

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