Court Rules Google’s Relationship With The NSA Can Remain Secret

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Be careful what you search? Via Forbes one week ago:

In the ruling Friday, the DC Circuit court decided that the National Security Agency doesn’t need to confirm or deny its relationship with Google in response to a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request filed by the Electronic Privacy Information Center, ruling that a FOIA exemption covers any documents whose exposure might hinder the NSA’s national security mission.

After Google revealed in early 2010 that it had been hacked by cyberspies seemingly based in China, the Washington Post reported that Google and the NSA had partnered to help bolster the company’s defenses against future attacks. NSA director Mike McConnell [stated] that a partnership with Google was “inevitable.”

The ruling comes as controversy has been growing around CISPA, a bill that passed the House last month that would allow private firms like Google to share a wide range of information with government agencies like the NSA for cybersecurity reasons.

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  • Anarchy Pony

    Apparently they aren’t satisfied with us doing their job for them via facebook. So at least they have a work ethic. Even if the work is insidious.

  • Ted Heistman

    Thank God! What a relief!

  • I_abide

    After watching this years I/O and just seeing the consumer ready crap that Google is rolling out I’m tempted to break out the old Skynet stamp.

  • BuzzCoastin

    Google’s relationship with the NSA
    is the same relationship that the phone companies have with Big Homelander

  • ankykele

    Try checking out MANTIS INTELLIGENCE!!! They have an incredible amount of information that pertains to almost every subject. Recently they released one of the only open source no-fly list that I’ve been able to find. They also have an initiate call National Security State that provides information on all the DHS liaison sites. Very cool

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