I am now since 1 week in San Francisco and I am surprised that I don’t hear here anything about PRISM. The program from the NSA to read our private emails & telecommunications. In Germany it is since months a big thing. The TV stations are talking about PRISM every day and at the biggest online tech news page heise.de there are every day new articles and details about PRISM and how it violets our privacy.
Privacy is a big thing in Germany and since PRISM many business changed their strategy. Some business decided to move out of the cloud and others who planed to move to the cloud don’t do it. Instead of public cloud solutions there are now more private cloud providers and IaaS providers who are doing good business in Germany, since PRISM.
I am just totally surprised that here in SF nobody is talking about it.
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Germans have first-hand experience of what can happen when a government goes bad and misuses private information such as one’s religion. Americans don’t have such experience and hence think the collection of private information is not important.
I would say that Germans have first-hand experience of what happens when a government goes bad and misuses private information, such as one’s religion. Americans have no such experience and hence think the collection of private information is not important.
That is an interesting point of view. That might be true.