Google Challenges Gag Orders Relating to Surveillance Programs, Citing First Amendment

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  1. I agree that this strategy is brilliant. Although the case could be made that Google’s suit is in reaction to the recent press and more of a PR move than anything else, it is nonetheless nice to see the private sector hold the public in check. Regardless of the outcome, it is great to see someone make the case that public institutions are not inherently better at protecting the privacy and security than public institutions. Both are open to the same frailities of human incompetence.

  2. Brett Bellmore says:

    A more brilliant strategy would be to reluctantly ‘admit’ that they’ve been hacked, and the relevant data released on the web by clever hackers. (In their own employ, if it needs to be said.) THIS makes a show of wanting the data out there, while almost certainly NOT resulting in it’s release.

  3. Ken Rhodes says:

    Brett’s first sentence suggests a perfect tactical solution to what might be perceived as a strategic problem.

    And his second sentence addresses Charlie’s point “Although the case could be made …etc.” Yeah, it sure looks that way, doesn’t it?

  4. PrometheeFeu says:

    @Brett Bellmore:

    Until the Feds wise up to this and toss a bunch of people in jail…