@deejoe @wolftune @oshwm @cwebber @aral @conservancy
Can #Rifle sponsor gun regulation?
Can #Malboro sponsor tobacco regulation?
Can #Monsanto sponsor GMO regulation?
The answer is no, simply because their business model is in direct contrast with such regulations.
Can #Google sponsor #Copyleft?
No. It's totally the same.
So, even beyond #surveillance, this decision is either incredibly naive or plain malicious.