People around the world now know that these companies are turning over to the government some of the personal data they have gathered during the course of doing business. Their reputations may suffer as a result.
“The dream is over,” says Richard Stiennon, an industry analyst who covers American technology companies. “The era of U.S. tech dominance in everything from servers to routers to the cloud is facing a crisis of confidence,” Stiennon wrote in a recent column for Forbes magazine.
So … I guess now would be a bad time bring up privacy and Google Glass?