Data-Driven Tech Industry Is Shaken by Online Privacy Fears

The dreamers, brains and cranks who built the Internet hoped it would be a tool of liberation and knowledge. Last week, an altogether bleaker vision emerged with new revelations of how the United States government is using it as a monitoring and tracking device.In Silicon Valley, a place not used to second-guessing the bright future it is eternally building, there was a palpable sense of dismay.
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/06/10/technology/data-driven-tech-industry-is-shaken-by-online-privacy-fears.html

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