IBM Denies Giving Data, Building Spying Backdoors For NSA

Law360, New York (March 17, 2014, 9:52 PM EDT) -- IBM Corp. on Friday joined the chorus of technology companies seeking to distance themselves from the U.S. government's surveillance tactics, asserting that it has never installed surveillance backdoors into its products or shared any client data with the National Security Agency.

Robert C. Weber, IBM's general counsel and senior vice president for legal and regulatory affairs, laid out the company's position in an open letter to clients that dove into the raging global debate over data security and privacy, which was touched off by a cache...
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