NSA Teams With Google Over Cybersecurity

The electronic surveillance agency of the US government, the National Security Agency (NSA), will soon be assisting search engine giant Google, to improve the company’s cyber security in order to prevent any further cyber attacks on the company’s corporate infrastructure, similar to the one, which was reported by Google several weeks ago.

According to sources privy to the matter, the agreement between the two heavy weights, which is still being finalised, will see both organisations working together in order to investigate the nature of the cyber attack, which is said to have originated in China.

The idea behind this cyber security alliance, according to anonymous sources, is to allow the two organisations to share vital information and resources that will help the government and the industry to set-up cyber security measures that are both in favor of national security, interests of US businesses and most importantly, the US citizens.

However, the news of a possible cyber security alliance between NSA and Google has caused apprehensions in the mind of many who feel that the NSA will intrude on the privacy of Google users.

Such worries may be unfounded with the Washington Post reporting that it sources have claimed that “The deal does not mean the NSA will be viewing users' searches or e-mail accounts or that Google will be sharing proprietary data.”

Our Comments

Someone said last week that Google is turning into a government except that it is not democratically elected. 2010 is the year when we witnessed the abrupt transformation of a private multinational into an entity that holds its grounds against mighty China, way better than most other countries would do.

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