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[ NNSquad ] US won't let Microsoft, Google reveal more data on FISA orders

US won't let Microsoft, Google reveal more data on FISA orders

http://j.mp/1fp289j  (Ars Technica)

    Microsoft and Google have not been able to convince the Department of
    Justice (DOJ) to let the tech companies reveal how many Foreign
    Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) orders they must comply with.
    Noting that "there are many days when Microsoft and Google stand
    apart," Microsoft General Counsel Brad Smith today wrote that the
    companies are united in trying to provide more information about
    orders that allow the government to spy on the companies' customers ...

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I believe more transparency in this area will eventually be 
permitted -- at least to a limited degree (perhaps only 
"lip service") -- but it's going to be a continuing fight to get there.

Lauren Weinstein (lauren@vortex.com): http://www.vortex.com/lauren 
Co-Founder: People For Internet Responsibility: http://www.pfir.org/pfir-info
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