You might think that the NSA and other shadowy three-letter agencies are the world’s biggest cloud cheerleaders: all your data, all the time, in the cloud where Prism and XKeyscore can, apparently, access it.
“I’m not sure I can say this more clearly: we’re not in cahoots with the NSA and there’s is no government program that Google participates in that allows the kind of access that the media originally reported.”
Google sent a letter to the U.S. Attorney General and FBI today asking for permission to include secret Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act orders in its transparency reports.
In an effort to stay transparent, Google released details of its three-point plan for handling government requests for its users email and cloud services today.
Google’s announcement this morning that it’s acquiring Motorola may have come as a surprise, but it certainly makes a lot of sense: Google has been wanting to get its hands on a stash of mobile patents for months, and it’s finally got them with Motorola.
Yesterday, Google finally took its Android patent battle to the streets in a blog post by chief legal officer David Drummond that named Apple and Microsoft as co-conspirators. Microsoft’s response, which came in the form of just two tweets last night, is sort of hilarious.
Google on Wednesday fired shots at the likes of Microsoft, Apple, and Oracle in a blog post about recent “bogus” patent lawsuits targeting Android.