Facebook, Microsoft, Google and other American tech giants are complaining to President Obama about threats to their bottom lines. Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg took his complaint to the White House on Friday, saying the President's not doing enough to reassure foreign clients or guarantee civil liberties. Foreign clients, including governments, are afraid they're being spied on by the National Security Agency — fears costing the industry 25 percent of its revenue, or some $180 billion a year. Now the NSA's revealed that US companies knew what was happening even when they denied it. It takes draconian steps for individual Americans to protect their privacy. Is the value of NSA's intelligence gathering worth the economic and personal cost?
NSA Surveillance: Bad for Business and Personal Privacy
Claire Cain Miller - New York Times - @clairecm, Joseph Lorenzo Hall - Center for Democracy & Technology - @JoeBeOne, Jack Lerner - University of Southern California - @jacklerner, Julia Angwin - ProPublica - @JuliaAngwin