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[ NNSquad ] Microsoft's response to allegations in Snowden leaks

Microsoft's response to allegations in Snowden leaks

http://j.mp/10YHf1p  (Microsoft)

    "Today we have asked the Attorney General of the United States to
     personally take action to permit Microsoft and other companies to
     share publicly more complete information about how we handle national
     security requests for customer information. We believe the U.S.
     Constitution guarantees our freedom to share more information with the
     public, yet the Government is stopping us. For example, Government
     lawyers have yet to respond to the petition we filed in court on June
     19, seeking permission to publish the volume of national security
     requests we have received. We hope the Attorney General can step in to
     change this situation.

     Until that happens, we want to share as much information as we
     currently can. There are significant inaccuracies in the
     interpretations of leaked government documents reported in the media
     last week. We have asked the Government again for permission to
     discuss the issues raised by these new documents, and our request was
     denied by government lawyers. In the meantime, we have summarized
     below the information that we are in a position to share, in response
     to the allegations in the reporting: ..."

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Lauren Weinstein (lauren@vortex.com): http://www.vortex.com/lauren 
Co-Founder: People For Internet Responsibility: http://www.pfir.org/pfir-info
 - Network Neutrality Squad: http://www.nnsquad.org 
 - PRIVACY Forum: http://www.vortex.com/privacy-info
 - Data Wisdom Explorers League: http://www.dwel.org
 - Global Coalition for Transparent Internet Performance: http://www.gctip.org
Member: ACM Committee on Computers and Public Policy
Lauren's Blog: http://lauren.vortex.com
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