How Google Transfers Data To NSA

How does Google hand over data to the government? By old-fashioned secure “file transfer protocol,” or FTP. And sometimes even by hand.That detail, which Google disclosed for the first time late Tuesday, contrasts with earlier reports that claimed the government had special access to its network and to those of other technology companies.
http://blogs.wsj.com/digits/2013/06/11/how-google-transfers-data-to-nsa/Also see:Google details how it hands over data to federal officials
Google on Wednesday downplayed its role in a secret government surveillance program, detailing for the first time how it typically hands over data to federal officials.When faced with a court order, the tech giant said, it uses surprisingly simple and low-tech methods, including the delivery of information by hand or by using relatively common techniques to transfer files from one computer to another.
www.washingtonpost.com/business/technology/google-details-how-it-hands-over-data-to-federal-officials/2013/06/12/94671d26-d377-11e2-b05f-3ea3f0e7bb5a_story.htmlUK intelligence make thousands of requests for Microsoft data
UK intelligence agencies made thousands of requests for information on private communications via Microsoft products last year, with demands for Skype call information outnumbering those made by US agencies.In 2012, the UK made 1,268 requests to Skype for information such as the names of callers, their address, email account details and telephone numbers dialled. This was a quarter of all requests received by the Microsoft-owned internet call service from governments around the world. The requests could have come from British police and intelligence agencies, such as GCHQ.
http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/2013/jun/11/uk-intelligence-requests-microsoft-data

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