Thursday, September 12, 2013

Threats of Jail Hang Over Tech Companys

Yahoo CEO: We faced jail if we revealed
NSA surveillance secrets...  

Yahoo Chief Exec. Marissa Mayer
Many tech companies have come under fire since Edward Snowden’s leaks revealed that firms like Yahoo, Facebook, and Microsoft often “voluntarily” hand over mass amounts of data to the NSA without notifying their customers. Well, as it turns out, that relationship wasn’t quite as “voluntary” as it at first seemed. Today, Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer said that she and her counterparts at Facebook and Google “faced jail” if they revealed the NSA’s spying programs.

The Guardian:
"Marissa Mayer, the CEO of Yahoo, and Mark Zuckerberg of Facebook struck back on Wednesday at critics who have charged tech companies with doing too little to fight off NSA surveillance...." 
"During an interview at the Techcrunch Disrupt conference in San Francisco, Mayer was asked why tech companies had not simply decided to tell the public more about what the US surveillance industry was up to. "Releasing classified information is treason and you are incarcerated," she said...."
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