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  1. Google: 25,000 Government Requests for Data in First Half of 2013

    However, the US Department of Justice contends that US law does not allow us to share information about some national security requests that we might receive.Google and other tech giants have started demanding the right to reveal this information...

  2. Google, Yahoo, Facebook, Microsoft Urge 'Greater Transparency' in PRISM Letter

    Today, we are proud to join dozens of our partners across the tech industry, civil society organizations, and trade associations to urge greater transparency by the U.S.government regarding national security demands for our users' information.

  3. Google, Twitter, LinkedIn Earn Top Ratings on Data Privacy

    We are also seeing a shift that we hope will be adopted across internet companies more broadly: two Internet companies — Google and Microsoft — have published figures regarding National Security Letters, secretive government demands for user...

  4. Google Challenges U.S. National Security Letter in Court

    Google is fighting a National Security Letter (NSL) issued by the U.S.government, with the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) acknowledging it is one of the first firms to do so. Google has tried in recent years to provide users with some...

  5. Google Provides Vague Range of How Often FBI Seeks User Data

    Google receives thousands of requests from law enforcement authorities to hand over user data, and while the firm was one of the first to publish transparency reports, it took until today for Google to work out a way to publish statistics about...

  6. Google as Your Identity Provider: Where Are We Now?

    Because you don’t have to give these websites you interact with any information, your IdP will vouch for your name, address, age, social security, credit card and anything else that your IdP holds in their “verified identity” account of you.

  7. Google NSA Relationship Secrecy Continues Despite Courts Efforts

    The Federal Appeals Court has upheld the National Security Agency's decision not to release information confirming or denying if they have a relationship with Google. Wired reported that Judge Janice Rogers Brown, in a 3-0 opinion, sided with the...

  8. Google April Fools' Day Pranks 2012: 8-Bit Maps, Chrome Multitask Mode & More!

    Google is looking to add a few good Bloodhounds to its canine search team and some Rottweilers in corporate security. Have you seen the National Car Rental commercial that talks about improving ROI through SEO by COB?

  9. In Google We Trust (Your Identity)

    Because it would be a poor choice economically and for security to have only one provider, there will be many Identity Providers that users can select from to act as their intermediary. A false sense of control, privacy, and security among Users

  10. Google+: Apps Support, Sergey Brin's Addiction, Real Names and Identity Provider Accreditation

    An October 14th White House blog post reveals that Google has “recently” had their credentialing solutions certified to meet federal security and privacy requirements. The U.S.government has been working with entities in the private sector on the...

  11. Real Names: Google+, Government & The Identity Ecosystem

    The authors make it sound like a veritable cornucopia of security and ease, why wouldn’t you want to use it? The Federal Government will enable the private sector and will lead by example through the early adoption and provision of Identity...

  12. Doodle 4 Google 2011 Winner Dreams of Being an Astronaut

    This year’s competition did face some criticism after it was discovered Google collected the social security numbers of entrants. Google also announced three national finalists: Google later stopped asking for this information.