This just occurred to me, and it’s going to be interesting to see how this one plays out, but I think I have a way for the companies of our country to avoid doing anything with the NSA or for them.
The idea that this decision might actually work in the favor of the people is novel, to say the least, as almost anyone considers it to be a dangerous collusion between the worst parts of our government and the worst parts of business. It is, quite simply, fascism.
However, when the worst parts of our government start to abuse the rest of the parts of the corporations, suddenly the corporations are not happy. And, in fact, are feeling the direct effects of being such shitty ‘citizens’ that they are starting to fight back. But they are losing because they are doing it the wrong way.
Hey Apple, Google, Verizon, AT&T, et al., try this: SUE THE GOVERNMENT FOR VIOLATION OF YOUR 4TH AMENDMENT RIGHTS.
The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized. — U.S. Constitution Bill of Rights, 4th Amendment
You see, only citizens have rights guaranteed by the U.S. Constitution, and the Supreme Court has said you’re citizens, therefore you have those rights. Gather up your legal teams and go get ’em.
(Because sometimes, setting one enemy after another enemy leaves you to actually enjoy the day.)