A federal judge ruled that Google Inc. must comply with more than a dozen requests from the FBI for customer data. Under the Patriot Act, the FBI may issue warrantless demands for information from telecommunication and Internet companies.
Paul Elias, Associated Press /
June 1, 2013
A federal judge has ruled that Google Inc. must comply with the FBI's warrantless demands for customer data, rejecting the company's argument that the government's practice of issuing so-called national security letters to telecommunication companies, Internet service providers, banks and others was unconstitutional and unnecessary.