Reform Government Surveillance! AOL, Facebook, Google, LinkedIn, Microsoft, Twitter, and Yahoo have discovered that the public is fed up with being spied on and know exactly where to point the finger: the government.
However, before we fall into a swoon over how the wonderful tech sector is looking out for our interests, we should first face up to the primary responsibility of the tech sector for creating the problem.
Terms and Conditions May Apply. This documentary is so fundamental to understanding what's happening today with the destruction of privacy and the empowerment of the government to conduct blanket surveillance that very soon we are all going to be talking about it. Let's just call it "TACMA."
As anyone who has ever noodled with a spreadsheet knows, once the "key" to the individual is linkable, it's a free-for-all.
The government certainly has to clean up it's act. But if we're going to make any progress on stopping surveillance in 2014, we're going to have to take on the tech companies themselves.
(See The Surveillance Issue: The Fulcrum of the 2014 Election?)
See Fed Up With Being Spied On
(See What Will Election 2014 Boil Down To? )