Following revelations that the NSA may be compromising encryption standards, tech companies in the U.S. are on the defensive, answering the potential threat to their own reputations with expressions of outrage and a volley of petitions to publish more information about government requests.
Google filed a transparency petition on Monday seeking the ability to publish "detailed statistics" about information sought for U.S. foreign intelligence gathering.
Google is also closing some of its own data back doors in the wake of the NSA allegations, says the Washington Post, which reported that, "Google is racing to encrypt the torrents of information that flow among its data centers."
Separately, Google maintains that it "[does] not provide any government, including the U.S. government, with access to our systems. Also "As for recent reports that the U.S. government has found ways to circumvent our security systems, we have no evidence of any such thing ever occurring," a Google spokesperson said in a statement emailed to NBC News.