Is offshore the new corporate expansion plan?
This past week, Google brass voiced a bit of byte displeasure at revelations coming from the "Bugs Bunny" of the surveillance state—intelligence provocateur general Edward Snowden—that the NSA has been going into the fiber optic cables deep under the ocean to tap data being ferried byGoogle and Yahoo!. Meanwhile, a mystery ship (barge actually) turned up in San Francisco Bay and has been attributed to Google's far flung (and often curious) ventures. Could the barge be a solution to interference from the NSA, allowing Google to ferry data across the world's oceans by a team of gondaliers with GPS-enabled Google Glass out of the reach of the government?
Could this be the new way to get around regulations of various governments and a possible way for corporations to move towards? When you place a radio station out at sea it is called pirate radio. They are not under the regulations faced by those on land. Could it be feasible for corporations to move production to open waters in the same manner?