“We leave the key under a rock out in the parking lot of our headquarters. And over the weekend while we are closed, the Feds use it to break in and take everything”.
Hey google, did it ever occur to you to JUST SAY NO?
This from a company that just days ago had never heard of prism.
I suspect that Google runs the DNC database that Maxine Waters was bragging about. “It knows everything about every American”, she said, along with her belief that the Democrats will now win every election using the database.
Google's IT department still uses floppy disks???? Seriously???
Do they listen to music on 8 track tapes?
Google and this WH swap staff,,they are besties who cannot be disconnected.
I don’t care. Google is like GM. Goodbye.
Hit Google where it hurts, in the pocket book, fist boycott the movie.
“That could include putting data onto a floppy disk or external hard drive”
After reading the comments, I’m glad I’m not the only one who found this extremely bizarre wording.
It’s as if Google is trying to say “The statement we’re giving you is BS.” in the only way that it legally can.
Scrambling to cover their butts I see.
They were in the business of collecting user data from the gitgo.. no surprise.. that they are willing and able to swim with sharks speaks volumes.. just wait ‘til the schmidt hits the fan
More important, who is representing the citizen's interests at these FISA hearings. If only one side shows up; it's like getting an indictment - as is often said “you can indict a ham sandwich” because there is no one to challenge what you say!
If FISA court proceedings are secret; if no one is representing the “people” (although the A.G. is supposed to be - what a laugh), who is monitoring them on our behalf? The judges, so we are told, are rubber stamps (damn, now I'll get audited) - who protects us??
Given the rate and volume of these file transfers, how exactly does that pass for "low tech"?
Dear Google Execs,
Has your company ever provided, to any agency of the United States federal government, any data, metadata, or any information whatsoever regarding my Google account, with or without my name included? Has your company ever provided any of same to any of the same regarding my Google usage, where my account name or my account email address or any account identifier was coupled with usage metrics?
I noticed that the Washington Post had linked in a list of the ten biggest leakers in U. S. History right beside the reports on Snowden.
In this manner, I think the seek to influence public opinion, showing clearly damaging reports to U. S. security, to this incident that protects individual security.
Let’s be clear about something here. Former spies and leakers divulged information that caused potential harm to the nation and it’s assets.
Snowden merely revealed a policy. He didn’t provide methods and names. He didn’t expose our operative’s names on foreign soil. He merely exposed what the government was doing wrong.
He really doesn’t compare to the other spies and leakers IMO. And so it goes in the Amerika the Washington Post seeks to strengthen.
WTF is this “Google” you speak of? Oh, I’d almost forgotten...it’s the company that displayed communist azzhole Cesar Chavez on their front page instead of EASTER.
I switched to Bing that day and have not used their page since. EFF Google.
They should not hand over that data. The whole thing is a massive violation of the Fourth Amendment, and likely the Fifth as well.