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Tech Giants Issue Call for Limits on Government Surveillance of Users
Eight prominent technology companies, bruised by revelations of government spying on their customers’ data and scrambling to repair the damage to their reputations, are mounting a public campaign to urge President Obama and Congress to set new limits on government surveillance.
If they think they can get away with something, chances are, they will try to.
I have to agree with mrengine. These tech giants have been collecting and analyzing users for profiling purposes, and most grocery stores do the same thing for their shoppers with a "members card" or the like.
Cheap Nasa fuel saves Google execs millions on private jet flights
Google may have to compensate Nasa after 'misunderstanding' led to search provider buying cut-price fuel
the company fuels all its planes for both private and Nasa-related flights with aviation fuel provided by the US Department of Defence (DoD).
our data is now collected every where it seems
Corporations collect the data that people choose to supply.
Federal Judge Rules Against N.S.A. Phone Data Program
A Federal District Court judge ruled on Monday that the National Security Agency program that is systematically keeping records of all Americans’ phone calls most likely violates the Constitution, and he ordered the government to stop collecting data on two plaintiffs’ personal calls and destroy the records of their calling history.
Edward Snowden says judge's ruling vindicates NSA surveillance disclosures
NSA whistleblower welcomes Judge Richard Leon's ruling... 'Programs would not withstand constitutional challenge'... Judge: phone surveillance program likely unconstitutional...
Choosing to NOT provide personal data these days practically requires living off-grid
Tech executives to Obama: NSA spying revelations are hurting business
...."Many of these companies say they are still trying to assess the damage caused by Edward Snowden’s leak of NSA documents showing their work with intelligence officials."....
Kind of funny wording, "caused by Edward Snowden’s leak".
Yes, blame it on Snowden -- not on the fact that the companies were (and likely still are) in bed with the NSA.
In the end, I'm actually more concerned with the data the "tech giants" are collecting (especially Google) -- they will sell us all out to the highest bidder.
IMO -- Edward Snowden is a hero who should be pardoned for any "leaks" he made under whistle-blower laws, and returned to the US as an adviser to the government on how to "ethically" handle private citizens' data.