Comments on: Corporate espionage undermines democracy http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2013/11/26/corporate-espionage-undermines-democracy/ Thu, 21 Jul 2016 07:57:19 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: abinico http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2013/11/26/corporate-espionage-undermines-democracy/#comment-78390 Fri, 29 Nov 2013 00:04:50 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=26240#comment-78390 Try posting some investigative information on the Fukushima disaster if you want a first hand experience with hired goons and trolls.

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By: ThomasShaf http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2013/11/26/corporate-espionage-undermines-democracy/#comment-78348 Tue, 26 Nov 2013 23:33:43 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=26240#comment-78348 Has “Easter” come early?

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By: dd606 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2013/11/26/corporate-espionage-undermines-democracy/#comment-78345 Tue, 26 Nov 2013 22:07:48 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=26240#comment-78345 Wow… So corporations hire people to look into organizations that are trying to damage them. Shocking. Especially since many of those organizations are themselves often willing to break the law, in pursuit of their own agenda… and who are also often motivated by nothing more than hysteria, rather than actual facts. But of course… when Greenpeace members do something like illegally boarding an oil rig, that’s different. That’s not breaking the law, because they’re battling the big evil oil industry.

So I guess the way it’s supposed to work is that… Industry and government has to follow the absolute letter of the law at all times… but as long as you’re an “activist”, you can just do whatever you want… and no business should be allowed to protect themselves.

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By: QuidProQuo http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2013/11/26/corporate-espionage-undermines-democracy/#comment-78344 Tue, 26 Nov 2013 21:33:16 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=26240#comment-78344 good Ole Ralph nader, a true consumer advocate. I’ve heard him speak many times years ago and all his predictions have come true! No wonder he is so hated amongst the government and corporations.

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By: stevedebi http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2013/11/26/corporate-espionage-undermines-democracy/#comment-78343 Tue, 26 Nov 2013 20:55:10 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=26240#comment-78343 I took the time to read the report. A lot of it was unauthenticated allegations, particularly the first portions dealing with Greenpeace. At lot of allegations, but short on facts, in my opinion. Nor should one be surprised. While I believe organizations should not interfere with non profits, monitoring their activities is not really an issue, so long as they stay within the law.

I was astounded to learn that these organizations don’t shred their documents. The courts have ruled that once you throw something away, it is no longer private.

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By: Aquifer1 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2013/11/26/corporate-espionage-undermines-democracy/#comment-78342 Tue, 26 Nov 2013 20:17:15 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=26240#comment-78342 chekov – this isn’t corporate espionage for he sake of stealing ideas – to get one up on the competition – this is about discrediting and sabotaging one’s opponents …

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By: Aquifer1 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2013/11/26/corporate-espionage-undermines-democracy/#comment-78341 Tue, 26 Nov 2013 20:12:49 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=26240#comment-78341 Ralph didn’t wreck any election, that canard has been debunked sooo many times ….

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By: chekovmerlin http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2013/11/26/corporate-espionage-undermines-democracy/#comment-78338 Tue, 26 Nov 2013 18:40:56 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=26240#comment-78338 We must remember one particular fact of history regarding American business. If it weren’t for corporate espionage (actually stealing ideas from other companies), we never would have developed the cloth industry in this country, especially in New England that we did. We stole it from the British. Think about that.
There are two sides to corporate espionage. However, I would separate out the lobbying and putting money in elections as is done as different from the “good old American (and every other country’s corporate tactic) of stealing good ideas.” That’s been going on for at least 6,000 years the world around. For example, how does one think that the non-Chinese countries in Asia learned to develop silk industries and compete with China in harvesting silk and making it into cloth? By saying, “Gee, will you tell me how to do this so I can drive you into the ground.” Nader should have separated out his justifiable complaints into two different areas. They really are different.

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By: chekovmerlin http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2013/11/26/corporate-espionage-undermines-democracy/#comment-78337 Tue, 26 Nov 2013 18:34:10 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=26240#comment-78337 And we are worried about the NSA?

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By: elsewhere http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2013/11/26/corporate-espionage-undermines-democracy/#comment-78336 Tue, 26 Nov 2013 17:30:19 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=26240#comment-78336 Strange Ralph Nader would critize the very methods he used to kill the Corvair and, by extension, the Falcon. Suffer baby, suffer

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