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Google Asks Secret Court for Permission to Publish National Security Request Data

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Google escalated its pressure on the government to permit it to publish more detailed data about the requests it receives for the information of foreign users.

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Juan Carlos Hernandez's curator insight, June 19, 2013 4:25 AM

Google on Tuesday filed a motion with the secret Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court, asking permission to publish data on national security requests that were made to it and authorized by the court.

The motion is the company’s latest move to control the public relations crisis that has resulted from revelations of government Internet surveillance. It is an escalation of Google’s efforts to publish the data. Last week, it sent a letter to the director of the F.B.I. and the director of national intelligence, asking for the same thing.

By law, recipients of national security requests are not allowed to acknowledge their existence. But with the permission of the government,Facebook, Yahoo, Microsoft and Apple have in the last few days published aggregate numbers of national security and criminal requests, including tho