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Pensioners sue IBM over reported NSA involvement

Joab Jackson | Dec. 17, 2013
But an IBM representative says the lawsuit is 'pushing a wild conspiracy theory.'

As further evidence that IBM is cooperating with the U.S. government spying efforts, the suit also identifies IBM's support of Congress' proposed Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA), which would make it easy for IT companies and federal agencies to share security information. IBM took issue with that support as well.

"This bill does not refer to China, and it does not authorize government surveillance, facts that the plaintiff and its attorneys could have easily determined had they bothered to do the slightest fact checking," said the IBM statement.

IBM declined to offer any additional comment of the suit beyond the statement.

 

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