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    jamess

    But please give me a break.  I re-read my comment and I think It was pretty clear that I was asking for more info on 'corporations' buying/selling personal info to/from NSA.

    I'm aware from my reading that of course NSA has 'corporate partners' which at my level of understanding I take to be software/hardware firms and contractors like Booz Allen.  I've read a fair bit about data collection by marketing-related firms, and I'm very uncomfortable with what they do.  I have not, as yet, run across anything showing that those kinds of data-collection companies buying/selling to/from NSA (although, in the back of my mind, I worried about it before the NSA revelations struck).  If that buying/selling is happening, I want to read about it, so I wrote my comment.

    Maybe it's because I'm getting tired, but your questions felt like a bit of an attack:

    Do you believe that corporate partners aren't interested as well? Do you think they only want to sell you something?
    I don't think I was putting forward any belief or opinion in my comment.  I'm sure that NSA 'corporate partners' are trading info with NSA -- that's why they're 'corporate partners.  What I don't know yet is whether NSA's corporate partners' are the same people 'who want to sell me something'.  When I see reliable information that the mercantile data-collctors are in fact trading data, then I can begin to form an opinion.

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