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Secret warrant used to access WikiLeaks volunteer’s Gmail account

Newly revealed court documents from the Justice department’s investigation of WikiLeaks show that the government issued a secret search warrant to Google in order to access all of the email belonging to Herbert Snorrason. He had ”helped managed WikiLeaks’ secure chat room in 2010,” Wired reports, and presumably that association is the reason the government demanded his records from Google. The documents arrived in Snorrason’s inbox this past Tuesday after being under seal for nearly two years. As The Nation reports, a gag order on Google was lifted last month which allowed Google to notify Snorrason about the surveillance. The warrant calls for Google to provide ”contents of all e-mails associated with the account, including stored or… Continue reading… ]]> http://www.theverge.com/2013/6/22/4453722/secret-warrant-used-to-access-wikileaks-volunteers-gmail-account