All information on cloud computing services in the USA can be spied upon routinely.

US spy threat to cloud computing - Comment on 2013 February 4 (3)

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It has now emerged that all documents uploaded on to cloud systems based in the US or falling under Washington’s jurisdiction can be accessed and analysed without warrant by US security agencies. This legislation means that the US has been able to mine any foreign data in US clouds since 2008, and nobody noticed. Read more:

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Security agencies mine data

US spy threat to cloud computing

All personal information stored by internet users on major "cloud" computing services including Google Drive can be spied upon routinely without their knowledge by US authorities under newly approved legislation.

But it has now emerged that all documents uploaded on to cloud systems based in the US or falling under Washington’s jurisdiction can be accessed and analysed without warrant by US security agencies.

The Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act allows US government agencies open access to any electronic information stored for non-US citizens by US-based companies.

Caspar Bowden, who was the chief privacy adviser to Microsoft Europe for nine years until 2011, said: "What this legislation means is that the US has been able to mine any foreign data in US clouds since 2008, and nobody noticed."

 

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