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13,753 Govít Requests for Google E-Mail Data in 2012, Most Without a Warrant
Cybercast News Service ^ | February 22, 2013 | Matt Cover

Posted on 02/22/2013 1:05:01 PM PST by Olog-hai

American government agencies—state, local, and federal—made a record 13,753 requests to read emails or gather other information sent through Google’s Gmail and other services in 2012, more than half without warrants, according to statistics released by Google.

The total number of users about whom government agencies wanted information also set a record at 31,072, up from 23,300 in 2011, the first year Google began reporting the data. The discrepancy comes because government agencies request information on multiple users or accounts at the same time. …

Google keep records of all email and other communication sent through its e-mail, telephone, YouTube, and other services, storing the information on cloud servers—a move that allows government agencies, local, state, and federal, to access some information without a warrant.

Federal law allows government agencies to access Google’s archived email and other data, including chat logs, YouTube user information, voice messages, and blogger information without obtaining a search warrant or establishing probable cause, and Google says that it complies with the vast majority of government requests for data. …

(Excerpt) Read more at cnsnews.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government; News/Current Events; US: District of Columbia
KEYWORDS: bigbrother; cloudservers; dueprocess; gmail; google; googleemail; googlegovernment; surveillance; warrant; warrantless

1 posted on 02/22/2013 1:05:14 PM PST by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

Google (gmail) and Facebook are government spies. Don’t use either. Be forewarned.


2 posted on 02/22/2013 1:31:14 PM PST by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America (PRISON AT BENGHAZI?????)
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To: Olog-hai

Guck Foogle... and this so-called “government”.


3 posted on 02/22/2013 1:47:28 PM PST by gibsosa
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To: Olog-hai

G-mail will never sully my PC.


4 posted on 02/22/2013 2:04:40 PM PST by JimRed (Excise the cancer before it kills us; feed &water the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS, NOW & FOREVER!)
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To: Olog-hai

G-mail will never sully my PC.


5 posted on 02/22/2013 2:04:58 PM PST by JimRed (Excise the cancer before it kills us; feed &water the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS, NOW & FOREVER!)
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To: Olog-hai

bttt


6 posted on 02/22/2013 2:14:58 PM PST by TEXOKIE (We must surrender only to our Holy God and never to the evil that has befallen us.)
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