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[liberationtech] Google Denies PRISM Involvement

Tom Ritter tom at ritter.vg
Sat Jun 8 05:01:32 PDT 2013


On 7 June 2013 18:51, Travis McCrea <me at travismccrea.com> wrote:
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> http://googleblog.blogspot.com/2013/06/what.html
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> I do believe them, but I have no proof to back that up. You would assume
> they wouldn't make a bold faced lie, they would just not talk about it.


It seems, via NYTimes:
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/06/08/technology/tech-companies-bristling-concede-to-government-surveillance-efforts.html?_r=0
and a Google employee: https://twitter.com/justinschuh that Prism may
be a portal/interface for FISA requests into the companies to speed
things up and make things easier for the government and companies.  It
fits perfectly into the denials the companies are issuing, and it
makes logical sense for a company to begrudgingly build such a portal
because it would reduce their internal costs for something they're
obligated to do legally anyway.

Again, this is speculation.  You are free to continue to speculate in
the opposite direction :)

-tom



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