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Tech Firms Call on U.S. to Reform Spying Activities

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Major U.S. technology companies have joined together to ask the U.S. government to reform surveillance activities.

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Fiona O (565)
Monday December 9, 2013, 5:34 pm
Spying and the equipment developed to spy on people and the new growth industry. The US might have the lead in manufacturing such equipment. Aren't we proud?

Past Member (0)
Tuesday December 10, 2013, 1:29 am

Arielle S (313)
Tuesday December 10, 2013, 6:37 am
Kind of ironic when it seems everyone spies on everyone these days....

. (0)
Tuesday December 10, 2013, 6:55 am
It seems like everyone is spying on everyone else these days. And our country used to be so great. Thanks for sharing, Cal.

Frances Darcy (133)
Tuesday December 10, 2013, 9:32 am

Roger G (154)
Tuesday December 10, 2013, 12:48 pm
noted, thanks

Jamie Clemons (282)
Tuesday December 10, 2013, 1:28 pm
Reform nothing just stop it period.

Lois Jordan (63)
Tuesday December 10, 2013, 1:52 pm
Noted. Thanks, Cal. For me, the icing on the cake is that they're doing this with OUR tax dollars....paying for all this to spy on us, which is unconstitutional. They couldn't even stop the Boston bombers with all the info they collect. Prior to 9/11, they had all the info they needed to avert that terrible catastrophe; but much of it was ignored, while other info wasn't shared between agencies. Obviously, nothing has really been fixed since 9/11, just billions more of our tax dollar$ are being wasted, and the over-bloated agencies are still tripping over each other.

The Super Fusion Center now under construction in Bluffdale, UT, is getting some local pushback, though. Citizens are petitioning the UT gov't not to allow it to be provided with local water & electricity. I read this is now a tactic being used to eliminate some of the other Fusion Centers (there are around 70; 1 in every state + more). Unfortunately, as Betsy Bee mentioned above, this is a "new growth industry." So sad that our biggest US industries are spying, entertainment, financial manipulation of money, and the ever popular war industry...that never goes away.

Mary Donnelly (47)
Tuesday December 10, 2013, 5:15 pm
Just about everybody spies on just about everybody else; given modern technology, people are now being caught at it more often.

Tom C Sullivan (98)
Tuesday December 10, 2013, 8:29 pm
NSA and our so called goverment SUCK, looks like we now have Big Brother!!!!!!

Bridget Robertson (106)
Wednesday December 11, 2013, 2:05 am
I am impressed that these tech companies asked for this at all. I am thinking they know that their users are fed up. Now, if Google would stop sending corporations my information I would be much happier.

Angelus Silesius (119)
Thursday December 12, 2013, 6:47 am
It's about time companies stand up and show respect for Americans! They shipped all the jobs overseas, give the bets jobs to foreigners and hold on to the money and dont give people a chance to earn a living by opening up jobs
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