So there was this recent ‘bombshell’ about how the NSA has hacked Google and Yahoo, giving it an (allegedly) unauthorized ‘back door’ to these companies’ customer data to supplement the FISA-warranted front door they have via PRISM. Does this tell us anything new about the NSA, that is, anything that damns the NSA any more than it already is? No, not really. We know they want all our data and we know they do not feel particularly constrained by any law or agreement in pursuit of same. So they’ve gone after it by yet another route.
But there’s that nagging, eternally open question of corporate complicity again. So hey Google, what’s up???
In a statement, Google’s chief legal officer, David Drummond, said the company has “long been concerned about the possibility of this kind of snooping” and has not provided the government with access to its systems.
“We are outraged at…
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