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.
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|"The Internet of Things creates the perfect conditions to bolster and expand the surveillance state."|
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|"Assigning all of China’s people a social credit rating that weighs up and scores every aspect of their behavior."|
|"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."|
|“You become more difficult for an algorithm to understand, market to, or manipulate.”|
|"You could be targeted for ads for things you don’t even realize that you like."|
|"The machine had gotten inside the human’s head."|
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|"The most automated warehouse of its kind"|
|"How will that impact human evolution going forward?"|
|"Maybe someone liked my stuff."|
|"Low-cost solar and human-powered vehicle."|
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|"The American auto industry will face a death spiral of epic proportions."|