Headline: Government reached a deal with tech companies
The Government reached a deal with tech companies as to how much they can tell you about the data collected from you.
From Associated Press
The Justice Department announced the deal Monday with Google Inc., Microsoft Corp., Yahoo Inc., Facebook Inc. and LinkedIn Corp. Other companies are expected to participate once it's approved by the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court. Companies wanted to make the disclosures to alleviate public speculation about their cooperation with the government. The government opposed the companies' request, saying it could interfere with national security investigations.
According to the report they are still using very general terms and companies must wait six months before they can tell you anything. Most government requests have come with National Security letters in order to keep things quiet. So now you will be a little more in the loop as to government involvment.