Accidental leak reveals US government has secretly hit Google with ‘keyword warrants’…

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News Story Source: Daily Mail
-Investigators are secretly using keyword warrants to help track down criminals 

-The relatively new style of warrant orders Google to track and provide user data on anyone who searches specific names, addresses or telephone numbers

-Cybersecurity experts fear that keyword warrants set a precedent for breaching the fourth amendment protection against unreasonable searches

-Google, however, has defended its decision to respond to the federal government's keyword warrants and claims they protect users when doing so

-Both the FBI and Department of Homeland Security have been cited as entities that have or may use keyword warrants 

The U.S. government is using 'keyword warrants' to uncover the identity of anyone who searches Google and other search engines for certain search terms that may be related to a crime, according to a new report. 

The controversial practice, which is already drawing civil liberties concerns about sweeping gove
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