CEO of Apple, Tim Cook, weighed in from China with this nugget. China is by far the global leader in Orwellian surveillance systems:
The ability of anyone to know what you’ve been browsing about for years, who your contacts are, who their contacts are, things you like and dislike and every intimate detail of your life—from my own point of view it shouldn’t exist.
This is rich, that is, with Tim Cook having just thrown Chinese users under the bus. Does anyone but MPG see the alarming disconnect between actions and PR statements?
To stick to moral philosophical principles while under duress is beyond the reach of all but a few. But at least respectable wisdom is found in not lecturing others when the courage to stick to those princiciples collapses at the first serious challenge.