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Google Hands Wikileaks Volunteer's Gmail Data to US Government [Copy link] 中文

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Post time 2011-10-21 15:39:30 |Display all floors
Gmail users got a hefty dose of reality today when it was revealed that Google handed over one user's private data to the U.S. government, who requested it without a search warrant.

The contacts list and IP address data of  Jacob Appelbaum, a WikiLeaks volunteer and developer for Tor was given to the U.S. government after they requested it using a secret court order enabled by a controversial 1986 law called the Electronic Communications Privacy Act, according to the Wall Street Journal. The law allows the government to demand information from ISPs not only without a warrant, but without ever notifying the user.

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Do no evil... you are saying?

http://www.readwriteweb.com/arch ... mail_data_to_us.php
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB ... 13284007315072.html
We are all prisoners of our own device.

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