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Google asks DOJ and FBI for permission to disclose details of NSA spying

Major Internet companies are urging the Obama administration to give them permission to disclose more details about national security requests for their users’ data.

Google sent a letter to Attorney General Eric Holder and FBI Director Robert Mueller on Monday, arguing that the information would prove that the company is not turning over massive batches of its users’ sensitive personal data to the government.

“Google’s numbers would clearly show that our compliance with these requests falls far short of the claims being made. Google has nothing to hide,” Google Chief Legal Officer David Drummond wrote in the letter.

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Google: "Mommy and daddy, can

Google: "Mommy and daddy, can I pleeeeeease have another cookie?"

DOJ (daddy): "Ask your mother."

FBI (mommy): "No! Go to bed!"

Never be afraid to ask simple questions.

I can imagine many people

I can imagine many people have some seriously sensitive personal stuff they've sent in g-mail, Yahoo mail and other websites they thought was private from government employee eyes.

Too bad the government has all that sensitive information vacuumed up already.

It's posturing to be sure.

Silicon Valley techs ALL have carefully laid out a Plausable Deniability posture LONG ago... carefully crafted by the NSA (of course).
The 'access' to their servers is NOT out in the 'open'... by permission.
Of course not... that WOULD be stupid.
It's in the accessing/management HARDWARE they use, as disclosed by Binney.


Congressional Oversight is not privy to top secret classified information, and google, etc. want permission to disclose.

The sheep will accept the effort/apology and go on the way that they do.

Somebody wake me, this is one bad nightmare that will not end.

"What if the American people learn the truth" - Ron Paul

If they're not giving over sensitive data

why would they have to ask for permission.
I use duckduckgo.com now.

nothing to HIDE

spill the fliggin beans without these putzes permission. oh thats right
schmidt and soteroe are on the same bowling team.

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Sounds like they're spooked.


Yea, they have a reputation,

Yea, they have a reputation, but Google also isnt inherently like Microsoft either. Hopefully it stays that way.

To climb the mountain, you must believe you can.