Friday, 11 October 2013

In Passing

More useless posturing

Political Hacks  Dept
The Daily Caller:
The disclosures about the National Security Agency’s unchecked phone and Internet surveillance programs are hurting the U.S. economy, warned Oregon Democratic Senator Ron Wyden on Wednesday.
‘‘American companies that are believed to have been the subject of government surveillance orders are taking a major hit internationally and here at home,’’ said Wyden.
According to a recent report by the Information Technology & Innovation Foundation, the NSA’s Internet surveillance programs could cost the U.S. cloud computing industry up to $35 billion over the next three years due to the companies’ damaged reputations abroad...
...and also because foreigners aren’t particularly desirous of the NSA reading all their data.  But we knew that...
‘‘Let me tell you, if a foreign enemy was doing this much damage to our economy, people would be in the streets with pitchforks,’’ said Wyden.
So, Senator, do you guys in Congress plan to do anything about it?

Didn’t think so...

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