Google Transparency Report Shows Us How The FBI Is Watching You Online
Mar 06, 2013 12:28
Google's Transparency Report shows the public what governments and companies want to know about you. And looking at it, it gets very personal, showing that privacy is at best, minimal when you're online.
For example, the FBI is now using National Security Letters to obtain information from Google. They have now been included in the Transparency Report to give you a gist of how frequent the FBI is doing this.
When conducting national security investigations, the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation can issue a National Security Letter (NSL) to obtain identifying information about a subscriber from telephone and Internet companies. The FBI has the authority to prohibit companies from talking about these requests. But we've been trying to find a way to provide more information about the NSLs we get-particularly as people have voiced concerns about the increase in their use since 9/11.
It's not like you don't already know you're being watched. Deal with it. [Google]