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Meet the Contractors Analyzing Your Private Data


Business  (tags: Blackwater, Edward Snowden, NSA, Contractors, verizon, Internet, Surveillance, Editor's Picks, Technology News, Business News, Politics News )

Judy
- 2196 days ago - salon.com
Private companies are getting rich probing your personal information for the government. Call it Digital Blackwater.



   

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Kit B (276)
Wednesday June 12, 2013, 7:49 am

That more and more of our governmental functions are being "farmed out" to private companies is far more worrisome to me than most of the this story. Either a company is in private business for themselves or they are not, if they are, than why are our taxpayer dollars supporting private companies. It's not just in the cyber business but in all aspects of government. People complain that government can not do anything right, government is more efficient and proven far more competent than these leeches that are draining taxes and giving lousy service in return.
 

. (0)
Wednesday June 12, 2013, 10:30 am
Noted & posted
 

Birgit W (160)
Wednesday June 12, 2013, 1:13 pm
What private data? We do not have any privacy anymore.
 

Terrie Williams (798)
Wednesday June 12, 2013, 1:40 pm
Why?....In a word.....GREED.

Think Blackwater (Xe), think KBR....think....Halliburton. Need I go on? Thought not.

What would they do if.....we ALL decided en masse to go dark? Bet that would put a big ol' channel-loc wrench into the system...... for a little while anyway.
 

Past Member (0)
Wednesday June 12, 2013, 3:28 pm
You want to make a buck? Our fascist government will share our private information with any crooked corporation that wants it.
 

EARTHDAY IS EVERYDAY (118)
Thursday June 13, 2013, 2:49 pm
America, It was great while it lasted.
 

Lois Jordan (63)
Thursday June 13, 2013, 6:19 pm
Thanks for posting, Judy. This is information that everyone should know. Our taxes fund these incredibly intrusive spy programs. The revolving door and group of people (mostly men) involved within it have protected themselves with laws that our members of Congress have to make an appt. to even read! Is this the mark of an Empire? A fascist Empire? Does that Empire end with a bang or a whimper?
 

Colleen L (3)
Thursday June 13, 2013, 11:35 pm
They will never learn. To get outside contractors involved isn't a smart plan. What proof do they have that all of the information these people are looking through is being kept confidential? Thanks Kit
 

Kerrie G (116)
Friday June 14, 2013, 1:10 am
Noted, thanks.
 

Melania P (123)
Sunday June 23, 2013, 11:29 am
Wow... The good times are over, worldwide ;(
 
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