Of course the lesson here isn't that America is all bad and Russia is all good. It's that lots of people that preach about ethics to others.... don't actually follow the very principles they claim to stand for.
The cowardly French companies are running away!
The interest question is where are the going to run to? With alleged free world leader america now violating the right to privacy on epic scale.. who isn't going to follow suit? Even fricken Canada is spying on everyone now. (part of five eyes). I'm old enough to remember when we used mock the Soviets as oppressive for doing this sort of thing. Now we are doing it. Instead of taking s strong stance against it, our own government is behavior like intelligence wing of the Comitern. And it isn't even a partisan thing. Most of the core figures of both Republican and Democratic party support this behavior. Apparently they not believe mass surveillance is "human rights". Thus the only way to end this behavior isn't waiting around for our megalomaniac politicians to stop it. The way to do it is to support private sector companies that produce technology that simply does not allow for backdoor. Politicians can pass the laws they want... but they cannot overrule the laws of mathematics.
water boarding (except this time drown them)
poison that leads to agonizing slow death
stakes through the anus
removal of entrails with a chainsaw.
The more gruesome the execution, the better. The problem with "clean" executions is that it makes those that self-righteously advocate execution as a form of punishment feel "civilized". There is nothing civilized about executions. its just another form of barbarism, murder and sadism but one simply sanctioned by the state. Lets stop pretending to be civilized and show ourselves as brutes that we are by making executions a bloodfest. Put on TV on Saturday morning for kids to watch. Their parents shouldn't mind. Many of them still claim it as 'justice" after all.
If humanity manages to survive our technology, there is little doubt future generations will see our generation as still with one foot in the door of savagery for having allowing capital punishment
I'm not implying that everyone will abide by principles of security I describe. Companies will still produce close source software and hardware. Ignore security principles I'm describing. That is their right if they wish. However, their products should be labelled "NOT TO BE TRUSTED" because ultimately we have no way of knowing if they've put in backdoors. Transparency in product design is what creates security. This is why government now demand MS open up its source code. This is why the NSA doesn't run any binaries or firmware on its servers where it hasn't first looked at the source code. The NSA has security far better than our own precisely because its sticking to principles that we are not.