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  •  Their data ISN'T SAFE on U.S. servers (2+ / 0-)
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    The U.S. government can access it at any time, and the U.S. government is the arbiter of the reason for that access.  Foreign companies now know, for certain, that proprietary company information and trade secrets are compromised.  All of their communications to and from the U.S. are collected and could be perused at any time.  Their business is at risk because they no longer have control of their data.

    •  Then put all your data in India or Brazil (0+ / 0-)

      What we have here in the US is worthy of scrutiny and improvement.  

      But matters are far, far worse in almost every other part of the world.  We need to keep perspective here.

      We have a USA information superhighway with potholes and patches that need fixing, e.g. issues with privacy concerns.  

      But almost all the rest of the world, respect for privacy is honored more by its absence.  Few countries have the existing elaborate protections we do.

      "Hidden in the idea of radical openness is an allegiance to machines instead of people." - Jaron Lanier

      by FDRDemocrat on Wed Jun 12, 2013 at 11:04:55 AM PDT

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