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.
The U.S. government has used the merger-approval process to increase its influence over the telecom industry, bringing more companies under its oversight and gaining a say over activities as fundamental as equipment purchases
The April robbery at the Cartier store in Chevy Chase, Md., was brazen and quick. After grabbing 13 watches valued at $131,000, the suspects fled in a waiting car and melted into traffic. It was one of more than a dozen similar capers that had stumped police and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.