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Rockntractor
06-18-2013, 11:42 PM
By Craig Timberg and Cecilia Kang, Updated: Tuesday, June 18, 2:39 PM
Google asked the secretive Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court on Tuesday to ease long-standing gag orders over data requests the court makes, arguing that the company has a constitutional right to speak about information it is forced to give the government.

The legal filing, which invokes the First Amendmentís guarantee of free speech, is the latest move by the California-based tech giant to protect its reputation in the aftermath of news reports about broad National Security Agency surveillance of Internet traffic.
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Token action, not to be confused with sincere concern over customers rights.
Would that be customers rights or the rights of the product? I'm not sure which category we fall into anymore.