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The Google marketing manager who became a hero during the Egyptian revolution warned Western governments and companies to butt out of the region's politics at a privacy conference in London yesterday. Wael Ghonim also put the role of Facebook and other online tools into perspective, at Google's Big Tent privacy shindig. …

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  1. frank 3
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    genius closing line

    well done sir. What a great finisher.

    Ouch.

    f

  2. John Dougald McCallum

    Western Politicians

    ......Being Western Politicians I think that there is about as much chance of a snowball suviving a close encounter with the Sun as there is of keeping out of this area and as far as W.Corps ?????

  3. NoneSuch
    Unhappy

    I will leave politics alone...

    ...when politicians leave me alone. How many taxes do I have to pay in a day? Pah...

    1. Alastair 7

      A taxation rant? Say it ain't so!

      It's reasonably obvious that he was referring to Egyptian politics. When was the last time you paid tax to the Egyptian government? Yes, I thought so.

      (Yes, yes, I know, money is transferred between governments. But the idea that an individual has the right to poke into Egyptian politics because they pay taxes in another country is insane)

      1. thecakeis(not)alie

        Careful with "insane."

        "The idea that an individual has the right to poke into Egyptian politics because they pay taxes in another country is insane" may be accurate, but >40% of Americans will get fantastically angry if you point that out.

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