With the exception of Apple, major tech giants, including Google, Microsoft and Twitter, are asking "the worlds governments to address the practices and laws regulating government surveillance of individuals and access to their information."
While the undersigned companies understand that governments need to take action to protect their citizens safety and security, we strongly believe that current laws and practices need to be reformed.
Consistent with established global norms of free expression and privacy and with the goals of ensuring that government law enforcement and intelligence efforts are rule-bound, narrowly tailored, transparent, and subject to oversight, we hereby call on governments to endorse the following principles and enact reforms that would put these principles into action.
|"How you can become a ghost on the Internet, by tracking down and eliminating your digital past."|
|"Kids using 'Hello Barbie' won't only be talking to a doll, they'll be talking directly to a toy conglomerate whose only interest in them is financial."|
|Google and the NSA Always Had a Working Relationship|
|Canadian Man Arrested for Not Giving Smartphone Password to Canadian Border Official|
|NSA Spying Explained With Dick Pics|
|Fake Name Generator|
|“A man-powered machine that creates scarfs in 5 minutes.”|
|Japanese Robot Serves Ice Cream From Inside a Vending Machine|
|“If I’m upset with Facebook, what’s the equivalent product I can go sign up for?”|
|“In comparison to the waste produced by every other kind of electricity production, that quantity is close to zero.”|
|Google Map Shows You the Most Photographed Areas of the World|
|The (Very Scary) People of Public Transit|
|What Computers See When They Watch a Movie|
|“The only thing worse than assuming that carbon removal will save the day is assuming it will save the day.”|
|“Research that could engineer dinosaurs back into existence within the next five to 10 years.”|
|CaptchaTweet: Write Tweets in Captcha Form|
|Knowing how to operate a smartphone does not qualify as being tech savvy.|