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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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I think the NSA has a job to do and we need the NSA. But as (physicist) Robert Oppenheimer said, “When you see something that is technically sweet, you go ahead and do it and argue about what to do about it only after you’ve had your technical success. That is the way it was with the atomic bomb.”

— Phil Zimmerman, PGP inventor and Silent Circle co-founder, in an interview with Om Malik