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UPS Insists That It Is Not Helping The NSA 'Interdict' Packages

Anonymous Coward writes | about 5 months ago

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An anonymous reader writes "UPS, which Cisco has used since 1997 to ship hardware to customers around the world, said on Thursday that it did not voluntarily allow government officials to inspect its packages unless it is required to do so by law.

“UPS’ long-standing policy is to require a legal court-ordered process, such as a subpoena, before responding to any third-party requests,” UPS spokeswoman Kara Ross wrote in an e-mail to TheBlot Magazine. “UPS is not aware of any court orders from the NSA seeking to inspect technology-related shipments.”

In a follow-up e-mail, Ross said UPS had no knowledge of similar orders from the FBI, CIA or any other federal agency.

That sure sounds like some very carefully parsed language to me. "did not voluntarily", "unless it is required to do so by law". Can anyone say, NSLs?"

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