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The Web giant's newest executive comes to the company with a background on cybersecurity and innovation and technology development.
As the space agency increasingly moves more data to the cloud, a new report says it hasn't met proper security requirements and "potentially put NASA systems and data stored in the cloud at risk."
Lax security makes NASA computer network for missions vulnerable to attacks that would have "catastrophic effect," according to the Office of Inspector General.
Space agency neglects to wipe sensitive info from surplus computers sold as part of its efforts to shut down the Space Shuttle program, according to an audit.
It's the first major company to openly challenge FBI's warrantless data-gathering known as national security letters, which authorize a gag order ruled unconstitutional by a federal judge.
In its Transparency Report, the company starts including some information on national security letters from the FBI, which seek data on some Web users with Google accounts.
Secret lawsuit in Manhattan filed last month asks judge to force Google to cough up user data without a search warrant. A different court has already ruled that the process is unconstitutional.
Former Customs Service agent and the Mexican drug trafficker who bribed him both go to prison for a scheme involving selling access to massive confidential police databases.
A second critical inspector general's report says the FBI has conducted unlawful surveillance of American citizens and has not made the substantial changes necessary to clean up its act.