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[liberationtech] quid pro quo

Don Marti dmarti at
Tue Sep 10 14:49:38 PDT 2013

begin Moritz Bartl quotation of Tue, Sep 10, 2013 at 11:08:18PM +0200:
> On 09/10/2013 09:27 PM, Lucas Gonze wrote:
> > Let's say major corps like ATT and Chase are doing favors for NSA. Why
> > would they if not for a quid pro quo?
> > 
> > And if they are getting favors in return, isn't that illegal?
> > 
> > I wonder if there is evidence to show what the payback is.

The PRISM companies benefit from tax loopholes that
out of context looked like an extremely silly quid
until Snowden showed us the quo.

What if it's just a matter of governments saying,
"If you secure your systems, we'll secure ours"?

Don Marti                      +1-510-332-1587 (mobile)        Alameda, California, USA
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