by Madison Ruppert, End The Lie:
“People won’t use technology they don’t trust. Governments have put this trust at risk, and governments need to help restore it,” said Brad Smith, Microsoft general counsel and executive vice president, legal and corporate affairs.
On December 9, major internet corporations such as AOL, Apple, Facebook, Google, LinkedIn, Microsoft, Twitter and Yahoo collaborated on an open letter to President Obama and Congress urging them to reign in government surveillance.
The letter, which has appeared in several newspapers across the country, expressed these sentiments:
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