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06/10/2013 09:02 am ET Updated Aug 10, 2013

Could PRISM Ruin Silicon Valley?

Attendees arrive at Google Inc.'s headquarters for the company's annual shareholders meeting in Mountain View, California, U.
Attendees arrive at Google Inc.'s headquarters for the company's annual shareholders meeting in Mountain View, California, U.S., on Thursday, June 6, 2013. Google Inc.s YouTube has tripled advertising sales on mobile devices in the past six months, the company said, contributing as much as an estimated $350 million to revenue at the video-sharing website. Photographer: Noah Berger/Bloomberg via Getty Images

Either scenario is profoundly shocking, and if any part of the PRISM program is true, it would be a terrible setback for an industry whose long-term prospects depend on our continued participation in their data-collection schemes.

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