Apple's Tim Cook & other tech leaders urge US Senate to do more to curb government surveillance

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  • Reply 21 of 27
    benjamin frostbenjamin frost Posts: 7,203member
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    Clearly you don't live in our wonderful country. The programs get funded by congress and the House of Representatives controls the money. Apple  or any tech company would have hard time fighting or defunding the bureaucracy that prints money at will. Our government tends to shave a bit off the fourth amendment. Actually these days I'm not sure we enforce any laws or follow the constitution. 




    How could you doubt that anyone with a user name like @SpamSandwich be anything but American. image

     

    I thought spam was English.

  • Reply 22 of 27
    dasanman69dasanman69 Posts: 13,002member
    I thought spam was English.

    As English as English Muffins :lol:

    http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spam_(food)
  • Reply 23 of 27
    benjamin frostbenjamin frost Posts: 7,203member
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    I thought spam was English.




    As English as English Muffins image



    http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spam_(food)

     

    You learn something every day! 

  • Reply 24 of 27
    solipsismxsolipsismx Posts: 19,566member
    You learn something every day! 

    Perhaps it's the popularity of Spam in the UK after WWII or the Monty Python skit that may have risen out of it that created that association.


    [VIDEO]www.youtube.com/watch?v=anwy2MPT5RE[/VIDEO]
    • en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spam_(Monty_Python)
    • en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spam_(food)#United_Kingdom


    PS: I never "got" Monty Python.
  • Reply 25 of 27
    benjamin frostbenjamin frost Posts: 7,203member
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    You learn something every day! 




    Perhaps it's the popularity of Spam in the UK after WWII or the Monty Python skit that may have risen out of it that created that association.






    • en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spam_(Monty_Python)

    • en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spam_(food)#United_Kingdom




    PS: I never "got" Monty Python.

     

    You're right - that's exactly the association I had in my mind. 

  • Reply 26 of 27
    dasanman69dasanman69 Posts: 13,002member
    You learn something every day! 

    Happy to help. I've learned a thing or two from you as well.
  • Reply 27 of 27
    philboogiephilboogie Posts: 7,675member

    Specifically, the tech industry has taken issue with the USA Freedom Act that passed the U.S. House of Representatives, which would allow bulk collection of Internet "metadata." With this information, government organizations such as the National Security Agency could determine who users email and who sends them emails

    Not only that, they kill thanks to this metadata:

    https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20140511/06390427191/michael-hayden-gleefully-admits-we-kill-people-based-metadata.shtml

    [VIDEO]
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