Wednesday, June 25, 2014

HEROIC: Top Microsoft Lawyer Speaks Out Against Government Data Collection

Microsoft’s top lawyer, Brad Smith, is keeping up the pressure on the federal government to end its secret data collection, reports CNet.

Smith called on Congress and the White House to stop “the unfettered collection of bulk data.”

Smith warned it’s important to confront those who support unlimited surveillance now, before a group at the Brookings Institution in Washington D.C..

“By the end of this decade there will be 50 billon devices connected to the Internet of Things around the world,” he said. “This issue is going to become more important, not less.”

“We are in a business that relies on people’s trust,” said Smith. “We’re offering a world where you should feel comfortable about storing (your information) in the cloud. You need to have confidence that this information is still yours.”


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