Friday, February 05, 2010

Google-NSA pairing draws attention - The Boston Globe

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The collaboration between the world’s largest search engine company and the federal agency in charge of global electronic surveillance raises both civil liberties issues and new questions about how much Google knew about the electronic thefts it underwent when it stated last month that it might end its business operations in China, where it said the attacks originated. The agreement was first reported by The Washington Post.

By turning to the NSA, which has no statutory authority to investigate domestic criminal acts, instead of the Department of Homeland Security, which does have such authority, Google is seeking to avoid having its search engine, e-mail, and other Web services regulated as part of the nation’s “critical infrastructure.’’

Google-NSA pairing draws attention - The Boston Globe

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