Report: U.S. got secret order to snoop on WikiLeaks.

The U.S. government obtained secret court orders to force Google…

The U.S. government obtained secret court orders to force Google Inc and a small Internet provider to hand over information from email accounts of a WikiLeaks volunteer, The Wall Street Journal reported Monday.

The U.S. request included email addresses of people that Jacob Appelbaum, a volunteer for the campaigning website, had corresponded with in the past two years, but not the full emails, the newspaper said, citing documents it had reviewed.

Internet provider Sonic said it fought the government order legally and lost, and was forced to turn over information, the company’s chief executive, Dane Jasper, told the newspaper.

The legal action was “rather expensive, but we felt it was the right thing to do,” Jasper told the Journal.

Source: MSNBC

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