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Google, Facebook and Microsoft want feds to release more data about spying
Mercury News ^ | 6/12/13 | Brandon Bailey

Posted on 06/12/2013 8:37:16 AM PDT by NormsRevenge

Stung by criticism of their role in newly revealed government surveillance programs, Google (GOOG) and other leading Internet companies responded Tuesday by calling on federal authorities to let them tell the public more about the National Security Agency's secret efforts to gather data on Internet users.

The new response from Google, Facebook and Microsoft came as a coalition of civil liberties groups urged Congress to conduct a broad investigation of the government's data-gathering, the ACLU filed a lawsuit challenging a separate surveillance program involving phone records and a poll showed that Americans are sharply divided over whether such surveillance is justified.

Being required to keep government requests secret is helping fuel speculation that Google is giving the government "unfettered access to our users' data," complained David Drummond, the company's chief legal officer, in a blog post. He added that news reports to that effect "are simply untrue."

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Government; Your Opinion/Questions
KEYWORDS: facebook; google; microsoft; prism; spying
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1 posted on 06/12/2013 8:37:16 AM PDT by NormsRevenge
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To: NormsRevenge

and there would be no lying. LOL


2 posted on 06/12/2013 8:42:25 AM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: NormsRevenge
In Russia you watch T.V. In America the T.V. watches you!
3 posted on 06/12/2013 8:42:45 AM PDT by Borges
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To: Borges

Maybe Mom wasn’t crazy after all.


4 posted on 06/12/2013 8:44:44 AM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: NormsRevenge

but but but spying is alright to the sheep , because they have always done it and they do nothing wrong.
H;es a traitor, why
he gave secrets away
what secrets
I don’t know
why is a traitor
he hurt the country
in what way
he took secrets
what secrets
I don’t know

The stupidity is simply stunning.


5 posted on 06/12/2013 8:45:29 AM PDT by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: no-to-illegals

As of this morning, Google just wanted this so they could reassure us we’re all overreacting.

“There is a “serious misperception” about the National Security Agency’s PRISM program, Google chief legal officer David Drummond said in an exclusive interview with Fox News.”

http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2013/06/12/google-chief-officer-pushes-back-on-nsa-spy-program/#ixzz2W18RApEA


6 posted on 06/12/2013 8:45:46 AM PDT by treetopsandroofs (Had FDR been GOP, there would have been no World Wars, just "The Great War" and "Roosevelt's Wars".)
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To: NormsRevenge

Didn’t these guys all say they didn’t allow that to happen? I thought Google was one of them the day it broke claiming innocence.


7 posted on 06/12/2013 8:46:57 AM PDT by Chipper (You can't kill an Obamazombie by destroying the brain...they didn't have one to begin with.)
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To: manc
The stupidity is simply stunning.

You'd be wise to put the shovel down before you bury yourself.

8 posted on 06/12/2013 8:48:59 AM PDT by Alaska Wolf (I)
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To: treetopsandroofs

yep ... when telling what one is paid to tell, by those in D.C., one can believe. Did I say that?


9 posted on 06/12/2013 8:51:34 AM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: Chipper
"Didn’t these guys all say they didn’t allow that to happen? I thought Google was one of them the day it broke claiming innocence."

Yes, as I recall they war dumbfounded at the idea that there was any NSA activity. Now we hear they have NSA orders?

10 posted on 06/12/2013 8:53:22 AM PDT by Smedley (It's a sad day for American capitalism when a man can't fly a midget on a kite over Central Park)
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To: NormsRevenge

Google, Facebook and Microsoft do a CYA move.


11 posted on 06/12/2013 8:57:00 AM PDT by Vaduz
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To: NormsRevenge

Pretty funny coming from these guys, Microsoft has been putting in an NSA Backdoor in their Operating Systems since the Beginning of Microsoft.


12 posted on 06/12/2013 9:07:55 AM PDT by eyeamok
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To: NormsRevenge

Or just wait a few days and Greenwald will do it for yinz.


13 posted on 06/12/2013 9:08:30 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: NormsRevenge

Well, that took long enough. I’d be very happy to hear what Google, Facebook, and Microsoft do with the data after the Feds get done telling us what they do. Not gonna happen.


14 posted on 06/12/2013 9:12:00 AM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: NormsRevenge
[Being required to keep government requests secret is helping fuel speculation that Google is giving the government “unfettered access to our users’ data,” complained David Drummond, the company's chief legal officer, in a blog post. He added that news reports to that effect “are simply untrue.”]

What's also fueling the speculation is the fact that you can't seperate Google Chairman Eric Schmidt and Barack Obama with a crowbar.

Schmidt, a heavyweight Democrat donor, created a data-mining operation inside the 2012 Obama campaign with some of the top brains in the field. The advantage such a high-powered team would give to a candidate is awesome. Recently Google reassembled this team to form a political strategy firm that will work exclusively for Democrats in the 2014 elections.

I'm not saying this outfit isn't legit but just in case it isn't, one can only imagine the damage they could do to an opponent and the powers of manipulation they might employ on the news media, on search engines and on electronic voting systems.

I've never been a big fan of federal antitrust actions but in the case of Google I might change my mind.

15 posted on 06/12/2013 9:23:21 AM PDT by Brad from Tennessee (A politician can't give you anything he hasn't first stolen from you.)
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To: Chipper

Yep. They lied....we all knew it too. Now they want to lie some more to convince the sheep ‘everything is alright’.


16 posted on 06/12/2013 9:46:09 AM PDT by lwd
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To: NormsRevenge

What do people expect from a free service ?


17 posted on 06/12/2013 9:54:07 AM PDT by ▀udda▀udd (>> F U B O << "What the hell kind of country is this if I can only hate a man if he's white?")
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To: ├čudda├čudd

Read the fine print. I hear ya.


18 posted on 06/12/2013 9:57:52 AM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi --)
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To: NormsRevenge

To Google:

“Prove it.”


19 posted on 06/12/2013 10:16:16 AM PDT by NVDave
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To: NormsRevenge

A betrayal against Google, Facebook and Microsoft investors is treason. Submit all of your communications to us, and buy! And stop reproducing!


20 posted on 06/12/2013 10:30:55 AM PDT by familyop (We Baby Boomers are croaking in an avalanche of rotten politics smelled around the planet.)
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To: Alaska Wolf

again what has he given away?


21 posted on 06/12/2013 10:43:02 AM PDT by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: manc

He stole, he’s a thief. He’s a criminal. “Giving away” what you stole doesn’t absolve you of the crime.


22 posted on 06/12/2013 11:58:06 AM PDT by Alaska Wolf (I)
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To: Alaska Wolf

exactly what did he steal then?

come on you keep defending this spying and ignoring how obama is doing this so instead of repeating talking points how about specifics?


23 posted on 06/12/2013 12:00:04 PM PDT by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: manc
what did he steal

Why not pull your head out of your posterior?

Edward Snowden speaks: NSA contractor who leaked details of ...

... The 29-year-old hiding out in Hong Kong after he stole secret data and fled U.S. ... claims he passed the classified information that blew open a number of intense surveillance operations to the media because he doesn't ... Snowden copied the final set of documents he intended to disclose ...

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2338534/Edward-Snowden-speaks-NSA-contractor-leaked-details-surveillance-scheme-reveals-himself.html?ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490 .

24 posted on 06/12/2013 12:10:51 PM PDT by Alaska Wolf (I)
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To: Alaska Wolf

so you have no facts then, just repeating talking points.

I’ve just checked your past posting and boy you still can’t understand anything what is happening even though others have told you too


25 posted on 06/12/2013 12:12:17 PM PDT by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: NormsRevenge

26 posted on 06/12/2013 12:13:14 PM PDT by JoeProBono (Mille vocibus imago valet;-{)
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To: NormsRevenge

First the companies all say “It isn’t happening” and now it’s “We’d like to tell you what’s happening but we can’t.”

And they wonder why don’t trust any of the lying bastards.


27 posted on 06/12/2013 12:22:53 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (I am a dissident. Will you join me? My name is John....)
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To: manc
you have no facts

It is obvious that you have a limited IQ. The facts are posted in the linked article. I'm not about to hold your hand and walk you through it.

28 posted on 06/12/2013 12:27:03 PM PDT by Alaska Wolf (I)
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To: manc

You’re talking about the work product from spy craft. What makes you think we’ll ever know what he “stole?” To argue that because an average Joe on FR can’t tell you exactly what it was means a theft or leak did not occur is specious at best.


29 posted on 06/12/2013 12:28:29 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (I am a dissident. Will you join me? My name is John....)
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To: Alaska Wolf

no facts then, in all of this you have not said one negative about obama, speaks volumes about you


30 posted on 06/12/2013 12:29:16 PM PDT by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: Vaduz
Google, Facebook and Microsoft do a CYA move.

What an amazing coincidence... they all came out with the same thing, all on the same day. The White Hut must of gotten their subservient data providers on a conference call and instructed them on how to manage their public relations on this issue.

More proof in my mind that these companies are all in bed with Obama.

31 posted on 06/12/2013 12:33:14 PM PDT by Cementjungle
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To: manc

Obama is a criminal and you are an ignoramus. You post just like a liberal.


32 posted on 06/12/2013 12:35:30 PM PDT by Alaska Wolf (I)
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To: Alaska Wolf

I post like a liberal, LOL and yet you think it’s alright to spy on us all

YCMIU


33 posted on 06/12/2013 12:36:26 PM PDT by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: manc
I post like a liberal

You also lie like one.

34 posted on 06/12/2013 12:41:53 PM PDT by Alaska Wolf (I)
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To: Alaska Wolf

in your view


35 posted on 06/12/2013 12:47:15 PM PDT by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: Cementjungle

Agree and I wonder what back room deals are to come?.


36 posted on 06/13/2013 9:08:55 AM PDT by Vaduz
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