Msg#: 4258304 posted 12:40 pm on Jan 26, 2011 (gmt 0)
Google Comes Under Fire for 'Secret' Relationship with NSA
In a letter sent Monday, Consumer Watchdog asked Representative Darrell Issa, the new chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, to investigate the relationship between Google and several government agencies.
The group asked Issa to investigate contracts at several U.S. agencies for Google technology and services, the "secretive" relationship between Google and the U.S. National Security Agency, and the company's use of a U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration airfield in California.
Msg#: 4258304 posted 4:41 pm on Jan 26, 2011 (gmt 0)
As many of us have suspected, Google appears to be unusually close to US Security Agencies. I have posted at this venue on more than one occasion that the Google database of detailed information about private citizens is in fact a national security asset which would be of great interest to the authorities. Others here have wondered out loud why Google can gather so much private information and yet seems to get a pass from oversight agencies. As the news story intimates, perhaps our intuitions were on the mark...