#NSA: ” Obama Administration Announces Agreement with Facebook, LinkedIn, Yahoo, Google and Microsoft but Civil Rights Still Want More”


#AceSecurityNews says Facebook, Google, and others can unveil national security request details, but not until product is two years old. Thus urging `Civil Rights Groups’ to want more!

Published time: February 03, 2014 23:02

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Some of the most influential companies in Silicon Valley have unveiled data regarding the national security requests they have received from the US government, detailing how many requests they receive, how many the company responds to, and other details.

The Obama administration announced Monday it had come to an agreement with Facebook, LinkedIn, Yahoo, Google, and Microsoft to allow the companies to disclose some details about the surveillance requests targeting their customers.

Apple released its own transparency report last week.

US Attorney General Eric Holder and Director of National Intelligence James Clapper said in a joint statement that the tech companies are now authorized to disclose the “number of national security orders and requests issued to communication providers, the number of customer accounts targeted under those orders and requests and the underlying legal authorities.”

The companies have spent months fighting for such a deal after complaining that the National Security Agency dragnet exposed last year had hurt business.

We filed our lawsuits because we believe that the public has a right to know about the volume and types of national security requests we receive,” the five companies said in a joint statement Monday. “We’re pleased the Department of Justice has agreed that we and other providers can disclose this information. While this is a very positive step we’ll continue to encourage Congress to take additional steps to address all of the reforms we believe are needed.”

Civil liberties activists hold a rally against surveillance of US citizens on January 17, 2014. (AFP Photo / Nicholas Kamm)Civil liberties activists hold a rally against surveillance of US citizens on January 17, 2014. (AFP Photo / Nicholas Kamm)

Reports indicate that, when the first of the Edward Snowden leaks were publicized in June, the White House was reluctant to make any deals with Silicon Valley. But with media pressure mounting and shifting polls proving that a sizable number of Americans are skeptical about the NSA surveillance, administration officials told Politico the time to negotiate had come.

While this aggregate data was properly classified until today, the office of the Director of National Intelligence, in consultation with other departments and agencies, has determined that the public interest in disclosing this information now outweighs the national security concerns that require its classification,” stated Holder and Clapper.

Facebook’s transparency report for the latter half of 2012 and the first six months of 2013 noted that only a “small fraction” of one percent of its users were the target of any surveillance requests.

LinkedIn received “between 0 and 249” national security-related requests in the first six months of 2013. Over the same time period, Microsoft said it was sent under 1,000 national security letters pertaining to fewer than 1,000 accounts.

However, the government still prohibits companies from disclosing surveillance details about a new product until two years after it was launched, a condition that has irked civil liberties advocates calling for wider change.

Brad Smith, Microsoft’s general counsel and the company’s executive vice president for legal and corporate affairs, has said the government agreed to let the companies disclose requests “in bands of a thousand” and only six months after a request was made.

Asking the public and policymakers to try to judge the appropriateness of the government’s surveillance practices based on a single, combined, rounded number is like asking a doctor to diagnose a patient’s shadow: only the grossest and most obvious problem, if even that, will be ever evident,” Kevin Bankston, policy director at the New America Foundation’s Open Technology Institute, told Politico.

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W.C. Turck’s THE PEOPLE’S REPUBLIC OF EDWARD SNOWDEN Broadway WorldW.C. Turck, a Chicago-based activist and playwright, has announced the premiere of The People’s Republic of Edward Snowden, a comedic poke at the security

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Snowden invoked in Nebraska educators’ talk of student records Omaha World-HeraldThe name of infamous whistle-blower Edward Snowden was dropped in a seemingly odd place recently. Molly O’Holleran of North Platte, a member of the

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GCHQ ‘set up fake LinkedIn profiles to spy on mobile phone Daily MailThe latest hacking allegations were brought to light in secret documents leaked by former U.S. government contractor Edward Snowden. They are believed to

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NSA Leaks On Canadian Surveillance Coming, Greenwald Says Huffington Post CanadaGlenn Greenwald — the journalist who, through his source Edward Snowden, revealed a massive domestic and foreign spying operation by the NSA — says

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The Morning Risk Report: Snowden, Mosley and Privacy Laws Wall Street Journal (blog)Spurred on by the cases of Edward Snowden and Max Mosley, Europe is looking to join other nations in tightening its data-protection laws. What this means for

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Security after Snowden NWAOnline (subscription)The hemorrhaging leaks by Edward Snowden have left the U.S. government reeling. That many media reports are inaccurate compounds the problem.

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Attorney General to decide whether to prosecute Guardian over Telegraph.co.ukAttorney General to decide whether to prosecute Guardian over Snowden by publishing secrets stolen by Edward Snowden, the former US spy contractor.

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Russian draft UN resoluion on information security winning support The Voice of Russia as Washington loses moral authority in the wake of Edward Snowden’s revelations. Prior to Snowden’s revelations, Western countries slammed the Russian

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Guardian editor to face British lawmakers on Snowden leaks New York Daily NewsRELATED: EDWARD SNOWDEN BLASTS SURVEILLANCE PROGRAMS IN NEW ARTICLE. Rusbridger has defended the newspaper’s role, saying its

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Wyden sees groundswell of support to rein in NSA Bend BulletinWASHINGTON — Almost six months after Edward Snowden became a household name by leaking classified documents about secret electronic spying

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Former defence secretary Liam Fox piles on pressure for Guardian The DrumFormer defence secretary Liam Fox is exploring whether the Guardian can be prosecuted over its publication of secrets about Britain’s surveillance capabilities

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Guardian editor to face lawmakers on Snowden leaks Kansas City Star newspaper will be questioned by British lawmakers over his paper’s publication of files leaked by ex-National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden.

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Guardian editor to be questioned by UK lawmakers over Snowden Toronto StarEdward Snowden wants to testify to U.S. Congress about NSA spying · Edward Snowden Guardian forced to destroy Edward Snowden documents, editor says.

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Iran: Nuclear deal can be done says Hague BBC News mass surveillance by US security agencies – among information leaked by former CIA contractor Edward Snowden – had damaged the UK’s national security.

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Editor to front British MPs over Snowden leaks The Australian Financial ReviewBritish MPs will grill the editor of The Guardian next month over the newspaper’s publication of intelligence leaks by Edward Snowden. “Alan [Rusbridger] has

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British lawmakers to quiz Snowden leaks newspaper editor TG DailyBritish lawmakers to quiz Snowden leaks newspaper editor agency contractor Edward Snowden after warnings from security chiefs that the leaks damaged

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Just As Obama Seems Set To Foreswear Spying On Allies, A New ForbesUnder the weight of Edward Snowden’s leaks, the Obama administration has come under heavy pressure to foreswear spying on allies. Secretary of State John

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Greater urgency needed in fight against cybercrime Irish TimesThe Edward Snowden affair has drawn worldwide attention to information The Snowden revelations have highlighted that data is the new gold, and that urgent

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Can art make us safer? PBS NewsHourAmid ongoing revelations from documents leaked by Edward Snowden about how the government monitoring of some emails and phone calls, Americans are

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NFL Week 10 Open Thread Hot AirAs promised last week, Ed is taking time off and should be closing in to capture Edward Snowden even as the rest of us sit down to watch some football.

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UK’s CGHQ used Linkedin for spying – press The Voice of RussiaGermany’s Der Spiegel magazine has quoted NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden as saying that the UK’s Government Communications Headquarters has

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GCHQ ‘hacked oil body OPEC’ IT PROSnowden leak indicates GCHQ used fake LinkedIn pages to serve up of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), the latest Edward Snowden leaks have

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Espionage and the Jews HaaretzEdward Snowden, whistleblower on American espionage efforts, sails down the One of the more surprising aspects of the Snowden affair, in addition to the

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BOTH SIDES NOW: Is America Inching Left? Huffington PostEdward Snowden has morphed from a possible traitor to an influential truth-teller Bob Shrum has no sympathy for Snowden “who betrayed his mission and

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Big Brother Is Watching And Listening malaysiandigest.comWhen Edward Snowden, the NSA contractor-turned-whistleblower exposed classified details of top secret US, Israeli and British government mass surveillance

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What the Papers Say, Nov. 11, 2013 The Moscow Times has benefited from the U.S. surveillance scandal launched by former U.S. National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden as the Russian resolution on

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OpenStack Vendors Look To Protect User Privacy TechWeekEurope UKBarely six months ago, former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden fled to Hong Kong and blew the whistle on widespread snooping.

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‘Spying exposé endangered UK national security’ Press TV on leaked documents by US surveillance whistleblower Edward Snowden. “The Snowden allegations, let me put it that way, certainly have endangered our

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Fox seeks DPP advice over leaks Halifax Evening Courier Fox sought the advice of Alison Saunders over the potential for legal action over the transfer overseas of files leaked by US whistleblower Edward Snowden.

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Ted Cruz’s Wife is Playing the Long Game in the Hope of not Attracting Attention


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English: Ted Cruz at the Republican Leadership Conference in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

INFOWARS:  The establishment specializes in the old fashion bait-and-switch. It knows the people are sick and tired of government as usual and they want change. Obama was billed as Mr. Hope and Change. But once installed in the White House, he immediately continued and expanded the Bush agenda, that is to say the agenda of the political establishment. Barry, like his predecessor, is little more than a frontispiece, a tele-prompter reader for the elite.

Now that we’re fed up with Obama, it is time for the next round of phony change. That change will likely be represented by reformulated Tea Party Republicans Ted Cruz and Rand Paul.

“The Republican establishment despises Ted Cruz. And that’s great news for the senator from Texas: It’s the most prominent sign that he’s the front-runner for the GOP presidential nomination,” the National Journal opined last week.

The faux government shutdown with its intense partisan squabbling and meticulously orchestrated theatrics provided Cruz and the reformulated Tea Party Republicans with a stage to present themselves as the answer to politics as usual. According to the script, a staid GOP dominated by the likes of old guard John McCain and John Boehner is afraid of Cruz and the supposedly renegade faction of Tea Party activists in the House. But it’s all show business.

For all his allure as an outsider, Canada-born Ted Cruz is in fact an insider playing a role similar to the one Barack Obama played back in 2008 when his handlers portrayed him as the hope and change candidate out of nowhere.

Cruz’s insider connection is a family affair. His wife, Heidi, is a Goldman Sachs vice president in Houston, Texas, according to her LinkedIn profile. She also served as an economic advisor for the Bush administration. In 2011, a Cruz campaign spokesman portrayed Heidi as “an expert on North American trade,” in other words she is savvy when it comes to globalist transnational trade deals like NAFTA, the single most destructive government move against the American worker in history.