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Just Like Google, Microsoft Formally Challenges Data Disclosure Gag Order

Microsoft has filed a motion in the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court seeking permission to publicly disclose information on requests received under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, or FISA. Previously, Facebook reached an agreement with the federal government to disclose its data requests from government agencies in aggregate. In a motion filed last week, Google pushed for much the same thing, but with fewer restrictions than those in Facebook’s agreement.


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Just as the atom bomb was the weapon that was supposed to render war obsolete, the Internet seems like capitalism’s ultimate feat of self-destructive genius, an economic doomsday device rendering it impossible for anyone to ever make a profit off anything again. It’s especially hopeless for those whose work is easily digitized and accessed free of charge.

— Author Tim Kreider on not getting paid for one’s work