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 says hackers who gained access to Skype’s social media accounts Wednesday did not get Skype users’ information. A group called the Syrian Electronic Army claimed credit for the attacks, posting messages such as “You can thank Microsoft for monitoring your accounts/emails using this details. #SEA,” on the official Skype Twitter account, and “Don’t use Microsoft…More
Saying that governments must use the “legal process rather than technological brute force to access customer data,” Microsoft announced it’s taking steps to protect its customers’ data from government snooping.
In doing so, Microsoft characterized the reported actions of some governments as a “persistent threat” akin to sophisticated malware and cyber attacks.More
Caspar Bowden, a former Microsoft chief privacy officer, said during a conference in Switzerland that he’s having a hard time trusting the company after news broke of the role that Microsoft and other tech companies played in the U.S. National Security Agency’s surveillance efforts.
Microsoft today released its second report on the numbers of requests and orders it receives from law enforcement agencies.
The information, as with the first report, presents very broad figures on how many requests it received from law enforcement agencies worldwide and how Microsoft responded to them.
And, as with the first report it released in March, there is no information on the number of national security orders received, if any, since the company is forbidden by the U.S. government to disclose that.More
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