Before visitors set foot inside many tech company offices, they must sign a (digital) promise not to talk about what they overhear or see there. Nondisclosure agreements like these have become a fixture for many influential people and institutions that want to keep secrets, sometimes for understandable reasons and other times for horrifying ones. NDAs are not confined to the tech industry. But the power of large technology companies and the popularity of their products make their attempts at enforced secrecy particularly dangerous because of the ways NDAs keep the public from fully understanding how these companies shape the world.
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From the Texas Trial Lawyers Association news release.