Court outs Google for privacy breaches

Discussion in 'privacy problems' started by CloneRanger, Dec 16, 2013.

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  1. CloneRanger

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    I wonder if they can sue the NSA ;)

    Maybe Google could claim that the NSA caused them to be insecure.
     
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    How could Google claim that the NSA caused them to be insecure? Please elaborate.
     
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    Three ways come to mind. The NSA weakened the encryption protocols that Google used, making them more vulnerable to third parties. Also, the NSA obtained data from Google in at least two ways, using NSLs, and by hacking Google's site-to-site connections. Given what we know from Snowden's leaks, and from the fact that a random sysadmin was able to access all that stuff, NSA was arguably rather careless with intercepts.
     
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    This will open a big can of worms and no doubt other search providers etc will find themselves in a court struggle.
     
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    They won't. Google, Apple, Microsoft, AT&T and other giants most likely have buisness contacts with the government. They will not bite the hand that feeds them. Why do you think the government closes it's eyes on large companies paying virtually no taxes in the United States?
     
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    The article you posted is about one company only and its about the year in which they got a refund. Just like you, if you pay more taxes than you should ahead of time, you are entitled to a refund, companies do too. AT&T did not do anything wrong or illegal and got the refund because they filed for it properly. And once again, most large companies in the US pay large amount of money in taxes every year, regardless of who they are.
    http://www.forbes.com/2011/04/13/ge...usiness-washington-corporate-taxes_slide.html

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    According to Forbes in 2012 Apple paid only 9.8% in taxes. Now how come regular folks pay 30% and up in taxes? Going by the brackets Apple should be paying closer to 90% in taxes. Or better yet we should have flat 20% tax for everyone instead of taxing the corporations less than individuals.
    Either way my point in here is that IRS has been previously shown to be used to strong-arm/audit opposition. And the bigger the income the more the large corporations have to loose if they don't comply with the US govt whether it is legal or illegal.
     
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