Google Says the FBI Is Secretly Spying on Some of Its Customers

The terrorists apparently would win if Google told you the exact number of times the Federal Bureau of Investigation invoked a secret process to extract data about the media giant’s customers.

That’s why it is unlawful for any record-keeper to disclose it has received a so-called National Security Letter. But under a deal brokered with the President Barack Obama administration, Google on Tuesday published a “range” of times it received National Security Letters demanding it divulge account information to the authorities without warrants.

It was the first time a company has ever released data chronicling the volume of National Security Letter requests.

» via Wired

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  1. chrischelberg reblogged this from infoneer-pulse and added:
    Good for Google to at least publicize this much.
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  4. awesomearchives reblogged this from infoneer-pulse and added:
    They reported a lot fewer requests than I thought. Only 1-2k per year.
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  7. elguti4 reblogged this from infoneer-pulse and added:
    Never trust these sites…
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