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Google: Our transparency reports aren’t enough; blame the U.S. government

By Zack Whittaker – Google isn’t happy. Not one bit.

The U.S. government has over the last three years doubled its requests for Google customer data, the search and Internet giant said in a blog post on Thursday (Nov 14).

The company displayed four important slides to reference the U.S. government’s activities over the past four years: three of which show the extent of attempted government surveillance through “legal” means, and one that is entirely redacted. more> http://tinyurl.com/ne3qoxa



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U.S. Law Enforcement Is Tracking Who Calls, Texts And Emails Whom More Often Than Ever Before

By Andy Greenberg – Documents obtained by the American Civil Liberties Union through a Freedom of Information Act Requirement and released Thursday (Sep 27) show a massive spike in “non-content” surveillance by federal law enforcement over the last two years, jumping 60% from 23,535 cases in 2009 to 37,616 in 2011. Those “pen register” and “trap and trace” orders, which watch only who a surveillance target communicates with rather than the content of his or her communications and therefore don’t require a warrant, were aimed at more than 80,000 Americans in 2011, a spike that means more Americans’ communications were watched by this type of communication in the last two years than in the entire previous decade, according to the ACLU’s count. more> http://tinyurl.com/busvldv