Reply to post: Re: They're Not Wrong

Tech firms send Congress checklist of surveillance reforms

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Black Helicopters

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.
Should being the operative word. I think the gist of this article (and the complaints in Congress) is that the law is being "interpreted" in such a way that the security services are not being prevented from abusing data.

Scenarios like the TLAs sucking up everything because "It's not collection until it's looked at" then the FBI scans the data without a warrant because "It's not new data" are what are worrying people.

The data companies are more trustworthy, in that you can trust them to do whatever they can to make a buck; the TLAs are less trustworthy because we don't know their motivations.

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