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Tech firms send Congress checklist of surveillance reforms

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Re: They're Not Wrong


I trust the government more than I trust these companies because there's the law that should prevent them from abusing my data.

I have friends who say "Who cares what Google knows... they can't arrest me. "

Yet when you consider that 99.9999 of the people out there aren't doing anything illegal or warranting the Government(s) attention, yet Google, FB, Apple, etc ... take said information and monetize it at your expense.

Think about this. The Government has to go and get a FISA court warrant to combine non-PII information which could yield PII data sets. Google, FB? The can just do it with a simple command and there's nothing to stop them.

Imagine if Uber wanted to blackmail you in to making the use of their service to be kept private.

All those late night rides... They could make a fortune.

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