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Tech Giants Open Letter to Obama: Knock Off the Online Spying

Signed by Apple, Google, AOL, Facebook, Twitter, Linked In, Microsoft and Yahoo:

The undersigned companies believe that it is time for the world’s governments to address the practices and laws regulating government surveillance of individuals and access to their information.

While the undersigned companies understand that governments need to take action to protect their citizens’ safety and security, we strongly believe that current laws and practices need to be reformed.

Consistent with established global norms of free expression and privacy and with the goals of ensuring that government law enforcement and intelligence efforts are rule-bound, narrowly tailored, transparent, and subject to oversight, we hereby call on governments to endorse the following principles and enact reforms that would put these principles into action.

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Public Relations is advertising the brand.

Did the shareholders profit from the spy deals?

What about damages to millions of customers who were duped into thinking their connections and communications were private.

A big part was missing from the privacy policy statements, making the whole exercise a bad joke.

How many hours did customers waste on meaningless drivel? Typing in passwords and so on.

Free includes debt-free!

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This Comes to Mind

..the idea that the upset ellite are almost always part of political revolution/change.

referenced article: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-11-20/blame-rich-overeduc...

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