The revelations about the Prism program revealed that Yahoo, Google, and Microsoft cooperate with the NSA.
What I don’t understand is why someone like Bill Gates “sucks up” to the NSA so much. In fact its not just on that issue he’s backing the FBI on the Apple dispute and says in an interview with the Rolling Stones that Edward Snowden broke the law. Now he’s entitled to his opinion but I’m wondering why does he seem to hold such strong to this opinion that government is doing the best for people.
Does it have to do with it being in his best interest? If he sides with whistle blowers it could put him in hot water with the government and if he denies the government access to Microsoft’s electronic info he could be fined by the NSA like they threatened Yahoo with $250K fines per day.
But I think he’s the only one who has been vocal. I bet other CEOS of tech companies agree with him. I’m asking why the trend. Or is it just confirmation bias and most American’s agree with this spying?