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How Google & the NSA PRISM partners undermine our free market
Google, Facebook, Apple, Microsoft et al. corporations connected to the NSA's top secret PRISM program are clearly engaged in a mass violation of their customers' privacy. For shame. But it isn't just privacy we should be concerned about. The secretive nature of this program represents a blatant subversion of the free market economy - one that affects every nerd, startup entrepreneur, or business owner alike.
This economy you work so hard to earn a living in is being gamed by 'cheaters'; intent on subverting the natural flow of the market and gaining unfair advantage by working in secret with agencies of government.
When you have a 'free market' corporation; a public facing company. That has a back-door, secret working relationship with a non-free market entity; a government funded agency like the NSA - it creates a dangerous 'link' between the two.
Does Google's relationship with the NSA nullify its privacy policies?
Google has a secret relationship with the NSA. That much is fact.
But what we don’t know is how this relationship may affect you and me: Google users. Because, well - its’ a secret.
This in and of itself is concerning. But specifically, regarding privacy policies... I got thinking... as a corporation - wouldn’t a secret relationship with a military intelligence agency make ALL your privacy policies null & void?
So I assume, but can only speculate since the Google NSA deal is secret, that the NSA can violate Google’s privacy policies anytime, get access to whatever they want, and use that data however they want.