Tech firms vie to protect personal data, profits

See on Scoop.itData Nerd’s Corner

Even as Silicon Valley speaks out against the U.S. government’s surveillance methods, technology companies are turning a handsome profit by mining personal data and peering into people’s online habits.

Carla Gentry CSPO‘s insight:

Microsoft’s general counsel, Brad Smith, warned in a blog post last week that the U.S. government’s online surveillance efforts "threaten to seriously undermine confidence in the security and privacy of online communications."

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