Tech Giants: We Have a Gun to Our Head

The Firewall

The US tech giants implicated in the recent NSA crime released the same public denial of NSA collusion – practically word-for-word. Reminds me of that stereotypical hostage scene where a gunman hands the victim a piece a paper and says “look and the camera, and read this”:

Google CEO Larry Page:

We have not joined any program that would give the US government—or any other government—direct access to our servers.

Mark Zuckerberg:

Facebook is not and has never been part of any program to give the US or any other government direct access to our servers.

Facebook Chief Security Officer Joe Sullivan:

Protecting the privacy of our users and their data is a top priority for Facebook. We do not provide any government organization with direct access to Facebook servers.


We do not provide the government with direct access to our servers, systems, or network.



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