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NSA surveillance leaks are costing U.S. tech firms money

According to a survey by the Cloud Security Alliance, 10 percent of the organization’s non-US members have cancelled a contract with a US-based cloud provider in the wake of the revelations about the participation of technology companies in the NSA’s PRISM surveillance program, and 56 percent said they were less likely to use an American company.

5 Responses to “NSA surveillance leaks are costing U.S. tech firms money”

  1. ObryanRobinson

    Boundless Informant which Google was directly implicated in as well as the gang of the PRISM 9 should be a wake up call for all companies. These US tech firms cannot be trusted. It is astounding that people are still using their email and cloud services and still posting to Facebook. Haven’t they heard? MSM has done a bang up job of downplaying the roles (direct access) that the beloved tech firms in collusion with the NSA fulfill.

  2. James cage

    For the wide spread adoption of cloud services. Cloud service providers should provide adequate levels of security. Came across this interesting whitepaper on cloud security that might interest a few readers “Cloud risks Striking a balance between savings and security” @ http://bit.ly/ZFPu1l

  3. Lars Händler

    There are a number of cloud hosting and cloud service companies in Europe that now actively advertise “servers based in NL/GER/CH/SE/Europe”.

  4. Just yesterday, I pointed out (by email) to “my” congressman that spying on everyone all the time is going to inflict serious damage on the American software industry, one of the few American industries that has enjoyed generally good health in recent years. But of course, he ignored me, because “TERRORISM!!!”

    Granted, the Amash/Conyers amendment was about spying on Americans, not foreigners. But given congress isn’t even willing to restrain spying on Americans, there presumably isn’t the slightest hope of restraining spying on foreigners.