Ellsberg: With Wikileaks, Google, Facebook must take a stand

Posted: January 21, 2011 in Uncategorized

IDG News Service – The Silicon Valley companies that store our personal data have a growing responsibility to protect it from government snooping, according to Daniel Ellsberg, the man who leaked the Pentagon Papers.
Discussing the growing role of Internet companies in the public sphere, Ellsberg said companies such as Google, Facebook and Twitter need to take a stand and push back on excessive requests for personal data.
“You’re on the spot,” he told a roomful of Silicon Valley executives at a Churchill Club event in Santa Clara, California, Wednesday night. “You are facing a challenge at this moment of profound implications for our democracy.” Read more

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