NSA revelations forced Google to lock down data

IT World reports that Google had envisioned a complicated method to sniff traffic, but reporters showed Google engineers a diagram of the UK's intelligence agency methods to tap links between Google data centers.

Chris Soghoian, principal technologist with the American Civil Liberties Union, said that Chrome’s incognito feature will “do nothing” to protect users from government surveillance. Google's Chairman Eric Schmidt said the company complies with legal law enforcement requests and retains user data for a year because of government mandates.

Country: Global

Domains: Privacy

Stakeholder: Industry

Tags: traffic interception, intelligence agency, law enforcement, Google, NSA, GCHQ, Snowden revelations, data retention, back doors, surveillance

Posted on Friday 12 December 2014

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