WikiLeaks Will Sue Google and US Government over Email RevelationsAdded: Sunday, February 15th, 2015
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The online service is determined to fight back in an escalating war with both the tech giant Google and the American government, claiming that it is going to start legal action the day after demanding answers for the Google’s handover of WikiLeaks’ Gmail contents to the US government.
The problem is that the targets of the investigation weren’t informed until 2.5 years after secret search warrants were issued and served by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. WikiLeaks claimed it would be looking at legal action not only with Google, but also those who actually turned in the “illegal and arbitrary” order. The whistleblowing service also insists that any information used from the taking of documents this way should be considered as biased and illegal and therefore can’t be used in the proceedings.
WikiLeaks insists that was a clear violation of rights. In response, Goggle pointed out that its policy is to tell people about government requests for their data, except for the cases when they are gagged by a court order. Unfortunately, this happens quite frequently. Google also claimed that it has challenged many orders related to WikiLeaks and pushed to unseal all the documents related to the investigation.
The problem is that WikiLeaks received the notification of the court order from Google only before Christmas 2014 and published it online. As for the tech giant, it insisted that the legal process was initially subject to a nondisclosure order, which barred the company from disclosing the very existence of the legal process. In the meantime, WikiLeaks doesn’t even know whether Google even went to court at all, and if it didn’t, that would not be good, because Google is expected to litigate on behalf of its subscribers.
It is known that the Google court order targeted 3 employees of the whistleblowing service: two journalists and a spokesperson. According to the wide-ranging scope of the order, all email content, including all messages (even deleted ones), drafts, login data and contact lists had to be handed over to the US law enforcement.
WikiLeaks also pointed to Twitter as an example of best practices for tech firms responding to government requests. The microblog notified the target of a similar demand from the law enforcement, and the warrant in question could be fought in court.
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Sunday, February 15th, 2015
|Im glad I dont use this,and for some reason I suspect I never will.|
|Google,Twitter and others are all monitored and people still send all comms unencrypted if they did`nt it would be an almost impossible task to monitor them all since the time and manpower required in decryption and dealing with the information would tie up resources to the point it would be a vexatious waste of the NSA`s time to monitor everyone it had an interest in.What is required is a new service offering state of the art encryption to everyone as with the silent circle protocol but independent from any corporation with new key generation for each message,if even 10% of users used this it would make the NSA have to rethink their Global Cyber strategy of 2001 and put users back in control of their communications,I don`t think I would trust Kim dotcom`s proposal of using google as a platform for any such service as we all are aware of the NSA`s ability to hack google servers outside of the USA with impugnity making such less than safe or desirable.|
|posted by (2015-02-15 16:09:53)|
|The 4th Amendment is supposed to protect us from this kind of thing. Corporations are assumed to be exempt from laws that protect our privacy. I have no idea how we came to that assumption. Intelius is another corporation that sells your info to other individuals or governments and does not tell you anyone made a request.|
|A yall look up HR4681 bill it would explain alot it was pass in december 2014|
|posted by (2015-02-16 00:28:26)|
|It's not the first time I hear about something like that and if that going public everything it going to help subscribers to wish where go to their email service and moreover to not see websites that inform what the usa government doesn't like that internet users read for security reasons. also,who have time to read all files wikileaks have and for it own security or bad publicity from google and government. looks it not right but for to be a good citizen what is the good thing to decide what it the right thing to see online..|
|Hang on. Wikileaks, an entity whos sole purpose is to leak information, is pissed that somebody else is doing the same thing to them?|
|posted by (2015-02-16 06:55:15)|
|@7 ... Well said!|
|posted by (2015-02-17 07:17:54)|
|Wrong. This is not a leak of information. It's the government doing an end run around the constitution by using secret warrants issued by a secret court in a secret proceeding. Anyone who defends this kind of thing is un-American scum. Sort of like some police who beat the shxt out of people who are recording them in public, then use stingrays to spy on people's cellphones without a warrant.|
|posted by (2015-02-17 14:01:04)|
|Im glad im not a USA citizen. You have big problems looming!|
|they can't sue and win... this is nothing new and no new bill changes anything.|
This doesn't violate the 4th at all or any part of the constitution. Its a valid warrant and not all warrants are served to the end user.
This is no different than a wire tap... as long as a judge signs it and there is legal grounds which I am sure there is plenty on that site then they can serve the isp and the isp must follow and the isp has no right to fight on the person/groups behalf... they are too follow it end of story. I saw these in early 90's being served to isps I worked at 99% were looking for a single nitwit or chesters...
not like the net is private and cell has never been private.. I know the maker of stingray and only four are made since its 100 times easyer for the cell company dump the data to the gov with a warrant and they need a warrant to use it for anything else.
There is no problems looming in the usa other than people too scared to go outside and their family gets pissed and leaves them or turns them into the nut house.
|posted by (2015-02-19 07:02:22)|
|"This doesn't violate the 4th at all or any part of the constitution."|
Again, WRONG. A secret warrant drafted by a secret court made under a secret request by the police flies in the face of the constitution and the practices of every legitimate, free country in the world. Or maybe you're one of those people who doesn't have any problems with the secret police, or with countries where you're guilty until proven innocent?
"This is no different than a wire tap"
Collecting your e-mail for over 2 years and keeping it from you for 2.5 years is no different from a wiretap?? Dude, are you serious?!?!
"not like the net is private and cell has never been private"
E-mail is *supposed* to be private. That's what everyone's expectations were before Snowden. And the cell isn't private? Since when??? You're an idiot. Lookup "Telephone recording laws" on Wikipedia. You're so wrong, it's not funny.
"There is no problems looming in the usa"
Oh yeah. Totally. No problems at all! lmmfao
|sign of the times, governments are more intrusive than ever and as far as the us goes the constitution doesn't even hold up in court, they violate peoples rights on a daily basis and always have.||
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