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Larry Page repeats denial of Google involvement with PRISM, calls for more transparency

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Larry Page repeats denial of Google involvement with PRISM, calls for more transparency
Google was quick to deny any involvement with the NSA's PRISM program, and especially any ideas that Google had built a "back door" for the government to grab user data, but CEO Larry Page wanted to reiterate that denial and add a few more details to the mix. Not only is Page denying any Google involvement with such a program, but he's also calling for more transparency in these matters.

Page assures users that no government has access to Google servers and Google data, and says that no one at Google had even "heard of a program called PRISM until yesterday." Page reiterated that Google only provides data "in accordance with the law" (although in the Patriot Act era, PRISM could very well be lawful), and commented directly on the Verizon reports:

Of course, Page also found the time to pat Google on the back over its Transparency Reports, before calling for more transparency overall:

source: Google Blog

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