Senin, 20 Mei 2013

Often FBI "Peek" User Service Google.

The U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigators (FBI) is quite often "force" Google to hand over sensitive data from users of their services.

By using a letter "magic" called National Security Letters or Letters of National Security, the FBI has the right to ask the Internet service provider company, like Google, to hand over user data their services. In fact, the FBI does not need to ask permission from the court to take such data.

Data are "scraped" by the FBI may be information phone number, e-mail addresses, websites visited, and other information deemed relevant to the investigation.

Quoted from Wired, Friday (03/08/2013), Google claims, although the FBI can obtain information regarding the name, address, etc., the FBI can not use national security letters to request information about the contents of e-mail in GMail, search conducted in Google, YouTube video, or a user's IP address.

How often is the FBI asking sensitive data from Google? It turned out quite frequently. Through a site, Google revealed it. From 2009 to 2012, Google has received a national security letter 0-999 times as much.

Additionally, Google revealed that the account number information is held between 1000 and 1999 in the account each year, except in 2010, where as many as 2000 to 2999 the FBI asked for account information.

There is a special reason why I was reluctant to disclose the actual numbers.

"You will be aware that the report we provide a range of numbers, not the exact amount. This is done to accommodate the interest of the FBI, Department of Homeland Security, and other agencies that announced the actual amount may disclose information about the investigation. We plan to update these figures are periodically, "says Richard Salgado, Google Legal Director, in his official blog.

Author: Deliusno
Editor: Reza Wahyudi
Sources:, Friday, March 8, 2013, 10:51 pm.

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