Thursday, February 6, 2014

NSA, GCHQ use Google cookies for data spying

Just a few days after they ganged up on the government to ask them to curb the NSA's spying enthusiasm, tech giants are faced with another rather inconvenient truth, as the WSJ revealed today that the NSA is actually piggy-backing on Google cookies to gather intelligence.

Google One of Tech Companies Leading Against NSA

Google, Facebook, Apple, Microsoft, Twitter, Yahoo, LinkedIn, and AOL on Monday made public a microsite, Reform Government Surveillance, spelling out what they see as acceptable principles against “practices and laws regulating government surveillance of individuals and access to their information.”

Earlier this week, Google CEO Larry Page posted on the website of the industry consortium that has recently sought to convince the U.S. government to rein in surveillance activities.

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