Jan 31, 2013, 06.00 PM IST | Source: Tech2.com

US can spy on foreign nationals using Google and Apple cloud servers

A piece of legislation that permits US agencies to snoop on foreign nationals by hacking into cloud servers of Google and Apple, has sent alarm bells ringing among privacy campaigners, a British media report says.

A piece of legislation that permits US agencies to snoop on foreign nationals by hacking into cloud servers of Google and Apple, has sent alarm bells ringing among privacy campaigners, a British media report says.The renewal of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA), would grant the US government the right to spy on anyone using the internet storage facilities provided by Google and Apple. One of the most disquieting provisions of the FISA justifies snooping even without the fig leaf of a threat to national security.

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