The U.S. Justice Department is allowing tech firms to disclose a bit more detail about the number of national security orders and requests they receive, and the number of customer accounts targeted under those orders and requests. Attorney General Eric Holder and Director of National Intelligence James Clapper issued a statement, saying: This action was directed…More
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Microsoft has filed an amended motion today saying that it has a First Amendment right to disclose aggregate data on the U.S. national intelligence surveillance orders it receives.
Microsoft, along with other large tech companies, have come under fire for their role in U.S. national security surveillance. In response, the companies are seeking to clarify to the public how many such security orders they receive and something about the nature of those orders.More