IBM: We’ll Stand Up To NSA
IBM denies sharing customer data with the U.S. government and says it would challenge any demands for information through “judicial action or other means.”
IBM on Friday issued an open letter to its clients assuring them that it has not relinquished customer data to the U.S. government and it pointedly said it will do whatever is necessary to protect such data and notify customers of any government requests.
The letter was issued soon after the Intercept News Site reported last week that that classified documents pilfered by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden showed that the NSA had built technology to automatically infect “potentially millions of computers” around the world with malware in order for the agency to glean data from foreign Internet and phone networks.
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