I call BS
This is a "please keep buying from us because I'm saying the right thing" speech. Just to pick on a few things:
- "Stop government hacking". Puhleez. It's your country, go fix them first because from where I'm standing, it's you "freedom fighter" lot who are in the spotlight in the worst possible way (I agree with the OP). There is no other nation that one the one hand alleges to fight the bad guys and on the other hand acts like one.
- "make cyberwar as bad as nukes". Hopefully, we'll be a while yet that a cyber attack can hit infrastructure as bad as one device. Or is RSA software now really that bad? Oh, and as far as I know, there is as yet only one nation that used a nuke for real. Again, clean up at home first.
- "collaborate to catch hackers". Already in place, for many years, but you have to play by the rules. What you really are saying is "let's please ALL ignore probable cause and due process like we do it in the goold old USA so we can run roughshod over the rights of people on a global scale, well, even more than when we started the spectacularly successful anti-terror lark"
- "protect people's privacy". Again, sort out your own house. The rest of the world was doing reasonably well until US companies like Google discovered there was a lot of money to be made (and intelligence to be gathered, let's not forget that) by ignoring people's rights and collecting data on them. Sometimes done by deception, sometimes simply by ignoring local laws, right of non-US people were eroded to a level already established in the US, and any protestation eithe met with bribes, lobbying or plain hard ignoring the law (Google's "we're not beholden to UK law" springs to mind).
Let me summarise my reply in one sentence: once you have cleaned up the mess you have locally, come back. Until then, shut up, and don't expect me to trust your software because you talk so nice. You're still subject to all the mechanisms you decry - which means we cannot trust your software.
And I suspect you're starting to feel the pain of that already.