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There’s been a lot of talk lately about the government’s collection of people’s digital data (PRISM).
According to the Washington Post, Google may challenge the gag order over publishing the number of data requests made by the NSA. Google thinks the transparency levels of those reports are lacking. Google asked for permission to share more:
“[G]reater transparency is needed, so today we have petitioned the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court to allow us to publish aggregate numbers of national security requests, including FISA disclosures, separately,” Google wrote in a statement on Google+. “Lumping national security requests together with criminal requests—as some companies have been permitted to do—would be a backward step for our users.”