The move signals a major victory for privacy activists and critics.
For the first time, Google is (kind of, sort of) allowed to reveal how many PRISM requests it received.
"This is the truth; this is what's happening. You should decide whether we need to be doing this."
Your friendly, protransparency megacorporation.
Eight major tech companies wrote an open letter to the president, demaning the NSA stop its dragnet surveillance.
It all goes back to a purse-snatching case from the 1970s.