The Ties That No Longer Bind, Thanks to the NSA

Germany drops Verizon internet contract over NSA spying fears

The nation had already been second-guessing the contract, so Edward Snowden’s NSA surveillance leaks were really just the straws that broke the camel’s back. However, the cancellation still validates US tech firms’ worst fears — they’re losing business in countries which no longer feel they can trust American outfits with sensitive info. It’s too soon to know whether this trend will continue, but it’s clear that even close US allies aren’t afraid to cut corporate ties if they believe their data is at risk.

Remember when the Internet was going to enable global understanding and friendship?

Thanks, GWB and BHO!

You know why my new cellphone is a “Chinaphone?”

Sure, the commie bastards have probably trojaned it out the wazoo, but you know what?  They’re not able to do anything to me over whatever they find there.  Unlike the liberal fascists of my own government.

About Bill Quick

I am a small-l libertarian. My primary concern is to increase individual liberty as much as possible in the face of statist efforts to restrict it from both the right and the left. If I had to sum up my beliefs as concisely as possible, I would say, "Stay out of my wallet and my bedroom," "your liberty stops at my nose," and "don't tread on me." I will believe that things are taking a turn for the better in America when married gays are able to, and do, maintain large arsenals of automatic weapons, and tax collectors are, and do, not.


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