As Silicon Valley becomes an important player in government spying programs, there is a growing market for truly secure devices

This article titled “I'd pay more for tech products with greater privacy from surveillance” was written by Dan Gillmor, for on Friday 21st June 2013 14.15 UTC

Silicon Valley, for all its professed libertarian culture, is at least partly a child of the Pentagon. Without the influence of – and especially the money from – America's national-security complex, it is inconceivable that the technology industry would have developed in the way it has over the past half century and more. So the deep ties between Silicon Valley and government, exemplified in recent days by the National Security Agency, are no real surprise.

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