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Judge orders Google to comply with FBI's secret NSL demands

A federal judge tells the company to comply with the FBI's warrantless National Security Letter requests for user details, despite ongoing concerns about their constitutionality.

By May 31, 2013

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Government demands for Google user data skyrocket

Google says it's getting more requests for user data than ever before, while simultaneously pressuring the US government to change how it regulates electronic communications.

By September 15, 2014

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Government gag orders violate free speech, tech giants contend

Yahoo, Google, Microsoft, Facebook want clearance to disclose what type of national security info requests they get.

By May 23, 2014

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Microsoft challenges FBI gag order -- and wins

Documents unsealed by a federal court show Microsoft successfully litigated an information request from the FBI on one of its cloud customers.

By May 22, 2014

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Obama calls for changes to NSA phone-records program

The president says a court OK will be required for the secretive spy agency to access data on calls placed and received and that the database should be held by a still-to-be-determined third party.

By January 17, 2014

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Obama: Tech a 'tool for individual empowerment, not government control'

In his speech on recommended changes to the NSA, the president's rhetoric is in the right place. But are his efforts at reform?

By January 17, 2014

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Justice Department slip names Google in data demands case

A recent court filing by the Justice Department redacts Google's name in all instances but one, finally making official what had been an open secret.

By August 26, 2013

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Rift on display between tech industry, White House over NSA requests

Tech companies and privacy groups petition the White House and Congress, urging "greater transparency" over secret demands for accessing private user data.

By July 18, 2013

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NSA Senate oversight bill may handcuff U.S. companies

Proposal that supposedly increases oversight of the National Security Agency instead could hinder companies trying to challenge warrantless demands for their confidential customer data.

By July 9, 2013

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No evidence of NSA's 'direct access' to tech companies

Sources challenge reports alleging National Security Agency is "tapping directly into the central servers." Instead, they say, the spy agency is obtaining orders under process created by Congress.

By June 7, 2013