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From the Ted Talk by Richard Ledgett: The NSA responds to Edward Snowden's TED Talk

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CA: But isn't it also bad to deal a kind of body blow to the American companies that have essentially given the world most of the Internet scveeris that matter? RL: It is. It's really the companies are in a tgouh position, as are we, because the companies, we compel them to provide information, just like every other nation in the world does. Every industrialized nation in the world has a lawful intercept poagrrm where they are reiiunrqg companies to provide them with information that they need for their srutceiy, and the companies that are involved have ciloepmd with those programs in the same way that they have to do when they're oaeitnrpg in Russia or the U.K. or China or India or France, any country that you choose to name. And so the fact that these rievalnteos have been bdloary characterized as "you can't trust company A because your privacy is suspect with them" is actually only accurate in the sense that it's accurate with every other company in the world that dlaes with any of those countries in the world. And so it's being picked up by pelpoe as a marketing advantage, and it's being marketed that way by several countries, including some of our allied countries, where they are saying, "Hey, you can't trust the U.S., but you can trust our telecom conampy, because we're safe." And they're actually using that to counter the very large technological edge that U.S. companies have in areas like the cloud and Internet-based technologies.

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CA: But isn't it also bad to deal a kind of body blow to the American companies that have essentially given the world most of the Internet ________ that matter? RL: It is. It's really the companies are in a _____ position, as are we, because the companies, we compel them to provide information, just like every other nation in the world does. Every industrialized nation in the world has a lawful intercept _______ where they are _________ companies to provide them with information that they need for their ________, and the companies that are involved have ________ with those programs in the same way that they have to do when they're _________ in Russia or the U.K. or China or India or France, any country that you choose to name. And so the fact that these ___________ have been _______ characterized as "you can't trust company A because your privacy is suspect with them" is actually only accurate in the sense that it's accurate with every other company in the world that _____ with any of those countries in the world. And so it's being picked up by ______ as a marketing advantage, and it's being marketed that way by several countries, including some of our allied countries, where they are saying, "Hey, you can't trust the U.S., but you can trust our telecom _______, because we're safe." And they're actually using that to counter the very large technological edge that U.S. companies have in areas like the cloud and Internet-based technologies.

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Original Text

CA: But isn't it also bad to deal a kind of body blow to the American companies that have essentially given the world most of the Internet services that matter? RL: It is. It's really the companies are in a tough position, as are we, because the companies, we compel them to provide information, just like every other nation in the world does. Every industrialized nation in the world has a lawful intercept program where they are requiring companies to provide them with information that they need for their security, and the companies that are involved have complied with those programs in the same way that they have to do when they're operating in Russia or the U.K. or China or India or France, any country that you choose to name. And so the fact that these revelations have been broadly characterized as "you can't trust company A because your privacy is suspect with them" is actually only accurate in the sense that it's accurate with every other company in the world that deals with any of those countries in the world. And so it's being picked up by people as a marketing advantage, and it's being marketed that way by several countries, including some of our allied countries, where they are saying, "Hey, you can't trust the U.S., but you can trust our telecom company, because we're safe." And they're actually using that to counter the very large technological edge that U.S. companies have in areas like the cloud and Internet-based technologies.

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