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2014-08-03 04:29:39

Twitter recently published its fifth Transparency Report but has done so, as in all previous reports, without detailed information about national security requests.

Microsoft Challenged FBI And Won
2014-05-23 08:22:17

On Thursday Microsoft disclosed that last year it had claimed victory over the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) after the Feds had secretly requested data about a business customer.

Tech Firms Stand Against NSA, Call For Transparency In Data Requests
2014-05-02 14:41:10

Apple, Facebook, Microsoft and other tech firms are taking a stand against data requests from government agencies. The companies are hoping to provide more transparency by disclosing such requests from law enforcement and other government entities...

Dropbox Petitions FISA For Right To Disclose National Security Requests
2013-09-25 05:39:07

Cloud storage provider Dropbox has joined Google, Microsoft, Facebook, Yahoo, LinkedIn and others in seeking permission to publish the number of national security requests it has received from the federal government, and the number of users those requests involve.

Edward Snowden Email Service Shut Down Amid Pressure From Secret Court
2013-08-09 10:01:46

Former NSA employee turned whistleblower Edward Snowden made headlines when he leaked documents detailing the American government’s surveillance programs. Now the email service that Snowden used to privately communicate with human rights workers and lawyers has been shut down.

2013-07-02 23:22:37

Did Colorado Federal Court Knowingly Allow Violation of Citizens' Rights to Privacy, Asks A Just Cause (PRWEB) July 02, 2013 A Just Cause continues

Google Wants Transparency In Data-Mining Request Release
2013-06-19 09:58:57

Apple, Facebook, Microsoft and Yahoo have all released the number of data requests they’ve received from the government as a part of investigations and PRISM, the data-mining program used by the National Security Agency (NSA).

Google Sued By Justice Department For Warrantless Access To User Records
2013-06-01 05:54:16

The US Department of Justice secretly filed a lawsuit in April attempting to force Google to give them access to user records without a search warrant, various media outlets have learned.

EFF Report Finds Twitter Has Your Back, Apple Doesn't
2013-05-02 11:32:14

The Internet plays a significant role in the lives of many people. This means these users are asking several companies to keep their personal information — addresses, credit card numbers, current location — safe from intruders or even the government.

Federal Government Challenged By Google On Warrantless Data Requests
2013-04-05 10:07:28

Google has taken the extraordinary step of becoming the first major company to openly challenge in court the federal government’s warrantless electronic data-gathering.


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