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Microsoft, Google sue government over transparency, ironic, isn't it

Microsoft and Google sue the government over transparency (NASDAQ:GOOG, NASDAQ:MSFT)

| Privacy & Rights News | Posted: Sep 1, 2013 3:22 am

I really don't know what to think on this one, but during a blog entry by Microsoft General Counsel & Executive Vice President, Legal & Corporate Affairs Brad Smith, the company said how negotiations with the government over mission "... to publish sufficient data relating to Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) orders" have failed. Microsoft and Google will now continue with litigation to seek permission from the FISA court.

 

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NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden has caused quite the tech storm, with most tech companies now asking the government to give them permission to disclose the extent of their cooperation so that customers and foreign governments can make informed decisions about just how trustworthy their services are. We should hear more on this in the coming weeks.

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