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DOJ Wants Court To Keep Google / NSA Partnership Secret

DOJ Wants Court To Keep Google / NSA Partnership Secret

Court hearing scheduled for next week in ongoing effort by privacy group to expose details of working relationship

The Department of Justice will ask a federal court to uphold the secrecy that surrounds the working relationship between Google and the National Security Agency in a hearing that is scheduled for next week.

Privacy watchdog group The Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) is returning to court once again in an effort to disclose more information regarding the widely publicized partnership between the spy agency and the search engine giant.

EPIC is suing to obtain documents that detail the relationship, and will appeal against the NSA’s so-called “Glomar” response, claiming it “could neither confirm nor deny” the existence of any information about its relations with Google, because “such a response would reveal information about NSA’s functions and activities.”


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Of course they want to keep it secret.

It would destroy Google as a company if the truth ever got out.
Imagine the headlines, "Google spies on all its users, and reports their activities to the government.".

That would really go over well with the consumers, eh?
And that is the real truth.
Google is evil.

Thanks for the post...

...they are always to slip things through in the mist of chaos on other issues like Afganistan.

"First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they attack you, then you win!"

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