The Empires Strike Back
December 9, 2013

Via The Economist:

AFTER being swept up in the furore over government spying on their customers, some of America’s biggest tech companies are finally mounting a rearguard action. On December 9th a group of eight prominent firms including Google, Facebook, Apple and Microsoft launched an initiative to urge an international ban on the bulk collection of data by governments, claiming that the balance of power in many countries has tipped too far in favour of the state and away from the individual.

Since revelations surfaced about the extent of the spying activities being undertaken by intelligence agencies on bot...

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