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soozyg
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soozyg,
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11/13/2015 | 12:07:52 PM
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@kstaron, I understand your grievances; however I'm not sure any of us would do any better on for the government given the circumstances, issues, and complications they're probably facing.
kstaron
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11/11/2015 | 11:06:37 AM
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All of these tech companies get a failing grade, and the governments responsible for some of those poor marks also get a failing grade. As a people we need to lobby, vote, annoy congressmen and so on until we feel our data privacy is balanced with the need for finding criminals.
danielcawrey
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11/9/2015 | 3:02:35 PM
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It's really a tough balance for technology companies.

They want to protect privacy. But they also need data from users in order to understand behavior. And they also need to be able to provide governments with said data when asked, because they have no choice. Governments like this, because it's easy for them to get information about people this way – even if some don't think that's entirely fair. 
soozyg
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11/5/2015 | 10:32:41 AM
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aspects of U.S. law and the company's business model would need to change in order for Google to achieve a perfect score.

Yes, there's always the delicate balance of maintaining user rights versus securing those rights.


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