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LWN.net Weekly Edition for June 13, 2013
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Security quotes of the week
Posted Feb 1, 2013 19:49 UTC (Fri) by mgb (guest, #3226)
No sane informed non-US person keeps proprietary information in the US (e.g. Gmail).
Google, search warrants, and National Security Letters
Posted Feb 2, 2013 22:45 UTC (Sat) by giraffedata (subscriber, #1954)
How did the FBI get access to Petraeus Gmail account without a criminal investigation or warrant?
That's a good point. In fact, I recall now that a government employee can be considered a security risk just because he is in debt (because it makes him more susceptible than the average employee to bribes and extortion). So I agree - a national security matter doesn't have to be a criminal matter and an NSL could be used in a non-criminal investigation.
From what I've read, I believe Google would not comply with an NSL demanding user information. Google's position is based on the U.S. Constitution, which takes precedence over the act of Congress that created NSLs.
Posted Feb 3, 2013 4:06 UTC (Sun) by raven667 (subscriber, #5198)
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