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As a European graduate this is what keeps me away from moving to the bay area. Maybe you also could consider moving to a country with less surveillance?

Well, I actually feel much more victimized by the notion that society owns me than that I'm being spied on, although both are a problem. The societal ownership of inviduals is a much bigger problem in Europe (outside of the UK), which has never had a history of individual rights, which was the explicit purpose of the Founding Fathers when they created the US.

Which country would that be?


considering how they rolled over with the banking issue I would not trust my data there anymore than some place else. What is to stop them from doing the same with any data should the US come knocking? Even your President seems to believe criminal investigation of Snowden may be warranted.

Now if your government finally does take a stand on the banking issue and tells US authorities to take a hike I would be more inclined to have similar faith in your nation as you do.

One advantage of Switzerland is that the people have a much stronger voice in telling their politicians to do exactly that (and in some cases, voting on the issues themselves).

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