And the issue which makes me angriest here is the Attorney General (no less) can tell us on our faces-
"Particularly striking is the impact of the failure to encrypt sensitive personal information," said California Attorney General Kamala Harris in her statement accompanying the state's 2012 data-breach report.
2.5 Million Californians have seen their Data at risk-Why Give the Govt more Data to play with today(when you can't even safeguard existing Data through Basic Encryption)???
Over the weekend, I read that Snowden has set it up so that if he disappears or is murdered, more information will flood the media. He told a reporter (I believe it was a Guardian writer) that the data's stored in various places to ensure the US government can't destroy it, even if the Obama administration destroys him. With this weekend's release of info about US spying on ally Germany, apparently there's a lot more info out there.
Most companies doing business in China know very well about this but they are still ready to carry on with business despite that.
They don't really have a choice. If they want to earn money from the Chinese market, then they'd have to play by the government's rules. Some companies are willing to forego that profit because they believe that China infringes on a basic human right.
@aum007, you made my day with that response. Thank you so much.
NSA has been doing this kind of surveillance on us for pretty much its whole existence. The Obsma administration has not turned out to be any better than the Bush one, on this or just about any other issue, but I am not sure it really matters who is in there as long as we are stuck with just two parties. The IRS snoops pale in importance when at a mere whim they can whisk somebody off to Gitmo.
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