Failure of leadership to just say no... no to tyranny.
So where was Google ~ Face-book ~ Yahoo ~ Apple ~ ATT ~ Verizon and other co-conspirators who like Black berry simply gave it up when confronted by governments.
Instead they kept their mouths shut and went along with whatever whenever tinkers decided to install special splitters into their infrastructure so as to for a lack of a stronger word ~~~ basically tyranically spy on people who they should fear instead of obstruct ~ dominate ~ and terrorize.
Its sad to hear that google went along with this given how they stood up to China when China attempted similiar measures.
So why didn't anyone simply say no ? what do you think would have happened ? Storm troopers ? IRS ? DEA ? NSA ? ATF ? armed to the hilt or did they fear governmental lawyers and tinkers coming in to public domain all their accomplishments and trade secrets.
I almost wanted to scream at the tv when those idiots from gov-ment tried to claim credit for the failed 2010 attempted bombings in New York.
PLease can they stop lying for just one second and speak like we are not idiots or fearful cowards willing to give up liberty for nothing but lies.
Now Google ~ Fake book ~ and the others want to get permission to speak about how they co-operated into the spying on persons.
Its kind of like your cheating ex wanting to explain why he or she did what she or he did and why its not their fault but yours.
So we supposedly have a secret court that secretly speaks with certain secret people who secretly spend money borrowed from the masses so as to secretly or not so secretly spy as I have had been privy to these squid suckers for longer than they think.
I think if we were to allow the average person to see the cost benefits they'd shut them down in an instant.
These same fools now are talking about arming the same al- whatever them terrorists call themselves in Syria.
NSA aren't thwarting but are souring and are p!ssing on the constitution enacted by some of the best men of the last 400 years.