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Me vs. Government vs. Internet Companies

Is the petition by 500 leading writers “Writers against mass surveillance” similar to the letter “Reform Government Surveillance” from eight “leading” internet companies to Mr. Obama? Well, surprisingly, the internet companies do not see the commercially collected data they collect as the problem. They want consumers to regain confidence in their data collection effort by brandishing the governmental efforts to use the same data as well. Tricky, to say the least. The writers protest is wider and wants a rule and means to put the rule into reality that has at its center the individual and personality rights – not the government nor the companies. So this is actually a conflict of three parties.