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  •  FaceBook is just one example of many. (0+ / 0-)

    Reread what I said and replace the name FaceBook with any and all of the social networking sites - this conflict of interest applies to all with respect to this government spy program.

    •  other sites (0+ / 0-)

      I don't disagree with you

      +++ The law is a weapon used to bludgeon us peasants into submission. It is not to be applied to the monied elite.

      by cybersaur on Tue Jun 11, 2013 at 04:43:10 PM PDT

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      •  The main point - and FB is still important (0+ / 0-)

        in the mix no matter how you feel about them given their worldwide membership - is that the inherent conflict between the aims of a business concern (making money) and the aims of a government (whatever it is that day) will come to a head in this particular situation unless both parties go to great pains to avoid that moment where they cannot avoid being at cross purposes.

        It is probably safe to say that one of the reasons that the spying apparatus is so angry with Snowden is that he has upset that delicate balance between the government symbiotically sucking off of the teat of these businesses' treasure trove of data mining versus ending up being parasites that kill these that lay these golden eggs.

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