Tech giants team up to battle NSA surveillance, governmental snooping | ExtremeTech

In essence, though, the eight companies are basically asking for government surveillance to be governed by some kind of legal framework. At the moment, governmental surveillance operates in secret and without adequate oversight, allowing for gross overreach by the intelligence community. It wouldn’t be quite so bad if we citizens knew exactly what was going on, but if it wasn’t for whistleblowers like Edward Snowden, we’d all still be in the dark. The open letter says that, “The balance… has tipped too far in favor of the state and away from the rights of the individual — rights that are enshrined in our Constitution. This undermines the freedoms we all cherish. It’s time for a change.”

Source: Tech giants team up to battle NSA surveillance, governmental snooping | ExtremeTech

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