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July 1, 2014 at 9:05 AM

Microsoft opens its first Transparency Center

Microsoft has opened on its Redmond campus the first of what it calls “Transparency Centers”– places where the company can show local governments what it’s doing to keep their data secure and to reassure them that they are not providing back-door channels for snooping from, say, the U.S. government.

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July 16, 2013 at 2:55 PM

Microsoft calls on U.S. president, attorney general to let company divulge info on national security requests

Brad Smith, Microsoft's general counsel (Photo from Microsoft)

Brad Smith, Microsoft’s general counsel (Photo from Microsoft)

Microsoft joined other tech companies in calling on the U.S. government to let the company reveal more information about it handles national security requests for customer information.

In a letter today, Microsoft General Counsel Brad Smith asked U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder or President Obama to get personally involved, saying “the Constitution itself is suffering.”

Smith detailed requests Microsoft had made to be allowed to divulge more information — requests that were either denied or is still being considered weeks after the request was made.”This opposition and these delays are serving poorly the public, the Government itself, and most importantly, the Constitutional principles that we all put first and foremost,” Smith said in the letter.

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