If you're concerned about American spies eavesdropping on your Facebook posts or tweets, would you be more comfortable if the world's big social media players based their servers in Canada?
Revelations last fall that the National Security Agency (NSA) demanded access to personal data from companies such as Facebook, Apple and Google to obtain user metadata – and hacked others – in the name of the war on terror triggered a serious backlash.
Companies responded last month with an open letter to U.S. President Barack Obama demanding the government rein in the NSA, whose activities were exposed by former employee and whistleblower Edward Snowden.
"The balance in many countries has tipped too far in favour of the state and away from the rights of the individual — rights that are enshrined in our Constitution," the letter said, according to CBC News. "This undermines the freedoms we all cherish. It's time for a change."Read More »from Canada courting U.S. companies thinking of moving data servers to avoid NSA prying