[iw] - Google’s top security teams unilaterally shut down a counterterrorism operation

Richard Forno rforno at infowarrior.org
Fri Mar 26 13:24:15 EDT 2021


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Google’s top security teams unilaterally shut down a counterterrorism operation

The decision to block an “expert” level cyberattack has caused controversy inside Google after it emerged that the hackers in question were working for a US ally.

	• Google’s security teams publicly exposed a nine-month hacking operation
	• What wasn’t disclosed: The move shut down an active counter-terrorist operation being conducted by a Western government
	• The decision has raised alarms inside Google and elsewhere

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https://www.technologyreview.com/2021/03/26/1021318/google-security-shut-down-counter-terrorist-us-ally/


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