Google petitions FISA court to let it publish statistics on fed snooping

by Curtis Lee Fulton

Google’s information security director Richard Salgado and Pablo Chavez, Google’s government affairs director, say Google has petitioned the FISA court to let it publish statistics on the requests it’s received under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act.

Salgado and Chavez also say they’ll be meeting with President Obama’s Group on Intelligence and Communications Technologies today to tell the group that “levels of secrecy that have built up around national security requests undermine the basic freedoms that are at the heart of a democratic society.”

The search giant went all Nixon-y earlier this year after details on the so-called “PRISM” fed spy program were leaked by NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden, assuring users it has “nothing to hide.”