Liz Gannes

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Dropbox Also Wants to Disclose National Security Requests

Like Google, Microsoft, Yahoo, Facebook and LinkedIn before it, Dropbox on Monday asked the U.S. Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISA) to lift its gag order on disclosure of national security requests. “We are talking here simply about aggregate numbers that should have been made public months ago,” says the amicus curiae brief.


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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