Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Civil Liberties group wants NSA to disclose any communication with Google, especially concerning the decision to encrypt Gmail

Civil Liberties Group Presses For Details On Any Google, NSA Collaboration

"The U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit today picked up a dispute between the NSA and the Electronic Privacy Information Center, the Washington-based civil liberties advocate and research center. 
The privacy group wants the security agency to disclose any communication with Google, especially concerning the decision to encrypt Gmail. . . .Justice Department attorney Catherine Hancock said disclosing any communication between the NSA and Google would reveal whether the government has a partnership with Google. DOJ also said it cannot disclose any information that could reveal potential areas of concern for the U.S. government about computer systems."  More.
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