TED Conversations


This conversation is closed.

Should Microsoft and Google stand up and oppose the NSA publicly? Will doing nothing work?

The big Media Story today is about a Whistle-Blower who is hiding and
may soon to be captured and returned to the US for Arrest and Trial.

The exposure of NSA spying tactics of forcing Microsoft and Google,
as well as a number of other Internet Providers, both here and abroad, to provide User Records has put this nation's Internet Users on guard.

The NSA's current program PRISM has now been shown to have been
used to invade and capture information from friendly foreign nations.

We are Americans. We claim to be Free. However, in the
last 20 years things have been changing. Can we afford to stay
out of the mess?
What I wrote, although it sounds like an hyperbole, is anything but.

I refer to CNN's presentation on July 17th's video of the US Congress
having a hearing with the Deputy Director's of the Department's of Justice, DOJ, the DIA, the National Security Agency, NSA. and one other.

In the 3 .8 hour Congressional Committee's hearing, members asked pointed
questions and received evasive answers, with promises made that a secret
session would be more appropriate to answer their queries.

The queries by the Congressmen and Congresswomen were to the point
of why the NSA and other such agencies were conducting surveillances'
of US citizens, with partner corporations, collecting said US citizen's information from the telephone (cell phone) calls, email messages, and otherwise, that had been placed and received, and specifically without the knowledge and/or permission of said US citizens, in violation of two of the amendments to the US Constitution, plainly illegal acts.

Hyperbole, not hardly.

I found on my operating system, evidence of the NSA's Prism program.
Regardless of your opinion, please take a few minutes and
respond. ..Your input is necessary. ..Stand up, be fearless.


Showing single comment thread. View the full conversation.

  • thumb
    Jul 18 2013: There is no such thing as honest government. Hate to break it to Americans but there is NO difference between a dictator regime and so called American 'democratic' government. The whole system is corrupt [ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pc3esnkqM7E ].

    Google/MS SHOULD oppose NSA publicly but let's be honest here: NSA and similar entities don't follow any constitution or rules. I think Google, Microsoft and other companies' perception of NSA is of a bully who comes to 'collect' your pocket money, you give him what he wants and hope to live rest of day in 'peace'.

    These people (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/US_intelligence_community#Organization) can create wars out of nowhere, fabricate false flag operations, heck they can knock down my door and put me in gitmo without any kind of justification or trial (for posting this comment*). I don't think any company would dare opposing their 'requests'.
    • Jul 18 2013: Excellent sites for learning the real truth/facts of how the 1%ers control us!
    • Jul 18 2013: Kareem Fahim 10+ You are right of course.

      Our government is referred to often, as "the best we can get".
      Love it or Leave it is the catchy phrase that media tells us all,
      that we all say to one another when expressing replies to
      critics. Media telling us what we think. Interesting is it not.

      Dang it I've got company.

Showing single comment thread. View the full conversation.