Google secretly handed over WikiLeaks emails and personal data to US government

http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/gadgets-and-tech/news/google-secretly-handed-over-wikileaks-emails-and-personal-data-to-us-government-10002236.html

google_logoGoogle handed over emails and data belonging to WikiLeaks and was unable to tell the group that it had done so for three years.

In what WikiLeaks called a “serious violation of the privacy and journalistic rights of WikiLeaks’ staff”, Google handed over the information under a secret search warrant issued by a federal judge in 2012. Google then wrote to Wikileaks on Christmas Eve 2014, telling the group that it had complied with an order from the Justice Department to hand over digital data including all email and IP addresses of three WikiLeaks staff members. Read Full Article



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