Apr 052013
 
 April 5, 2013  Court, Featured News, Surveillance, U.S.

Karen Gullo reports:

Google Inc (GOOG)., operator of the world’s largest search engine, is challenging a demand by the U.S. government for private user information in a national security probe, according to a court filing.

It “appears” to be the first time a major communications company is pushing back after getting a so-called National Security Letter, said the Electronic Frontier Foundation, an Internet privacy group. The challenge comes three weeks after a federal judge in San Francisco ruled that NSLs, which are issued without a warrant, are unconstitutional.

Read more on Bloomberg.  Kim Zetter of Threat Level provides some context and background here.

h/t, Joe Cadillic

 

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