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NSA wins FOIA battle over request for information on any work with Google

In a recent court decision the National Security Agency acknowledged working “with a broad range of commercial partners and research associates” but it obtained from the court the right to keep secret documents that may, or may not, show a working relationship with Google.

  • NSA spooks win fight to keep secret possible ties to Google, by Mike Doyle, Suits & Sentences legal affairs blog, McClatchy Newspapers (July 13, 2011).

    In a decision made public Wednesday, U.S. District Judge Richard J. Leon denied a Freedom of Information Act request filed by the curious souls at the Electronic Privacy Information Center. EPIC sought documents relating to NSA’s possible relationship with Google following news of an alleged cyber attack by hackers in China and of a subsequent cooperation agreement between Google and NSA.

  • EPIC v. NSA: Agency Can “Neither Confirm Nor Deny” Google Ties, EPIC (July 13, 2011).

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