Microsoft Files Lawsuit Against US Government After Receiving 2576 Demands to Secretly Access Customer Data in ... - iClarified

Microsoft has filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Government after receiving over 2,500 requests to secretly access customer data in just 18 months. To make matters worse, the government demanded that Microsoft never tell customers their data was accessed ...

Security News You Might Have Missed: Microsoft Sues the Government Over Secret Cloud Data Searches - Forbes

This week we learned that the U.S. government is worse on cybersecurity than every major industry, according to a new report released by security risk benchmarking firm SecurityScorecard. Former Reuters journalist Matthew Keys was sentenced to two ...

Business imperatives drove Microsoft to sue US government - Computerworld

Microsoft's decision to take on the U.S. government's habit of stamping "Secret" on court orders demanding data stored on the company's servers was largely motivated by business concerns, a legal expert said Thursday. The Redmond, Wash. firm also ...

Microsoft Sues Government Over Demands for Consumer Data Under Order of Secrecy - Government Technology

Microsoft's case, filed in U.S. District Court in Seattle, challenges a law enforcement tool the company argues is being used in a way that violates its rights and those of its customers. by Matt Day, The Seattle Times / April 15, 2016. Flickr/TechStage.

Microsoft Wins Widespread Support in Privacy Clash With Government - Threatpost

Microsoft's lawsuit against the U.S. government for the right to tell its customers when a federal agency is looking at their emails is getting widespread support by privacy advocates. For many, Microsoft's stance lends an important and powerful voice ...

Microsoft's Lawsuit Against Justice Dept.: What's at Stake - ABC News

Microsoft is suing federal officials for the right to be able to tell customers when law enforcement officials request their emails and other data, the latest instance of a Silicon Valley giant settling in for a battle with the government over privacy ...

Microsoft to DOJ: The cloud isn't an automatic Fourth Amendment exemption - Windows IT Pro

Microsoft has filed suit against the DOJ, stating that the federal government is routinely violating the Fourth Amendment rights of its customers by preventing the company from notifying users of government requests for their data. It's a case that ...

Microsoft Case Against US Government Over Secret Data Requests Is A Double-Edged Sword - Forbes

Microsoft filed a lawsuit this week against the Department of Justice (DOJ), challenging the practice of issuing gag orders when requesting access to customer data as a violation of the customer's rights under the constitution. The struggle between ...

Microsoft follows Apple, sues federal government - Christian Science Monitor

Microsoft says that the government has issued more than 2,000 secret warrants for information seizure. The company claims that this is a violation of First and Fourth Amendment Constitutional rights for consumers.

Microsoft sues over law used to keep government access of customer emails a secret - ABA Journal

Microsoft has filed a lawsuit challenging a law that creates a low standard for banning disclosure of search warrants seeking its customers' digital information. Microsoft sued the Justice Department on Thursday in Seattle federal court, report the ...

Microsoft sues US government over gag orders - Ars Technica

Microsoft has filed a lawsuit against the US government over the number of secrecy orders it has received that allow g-men and cops access to customers' e-mails and other records. The software giant's chief legal officer Brad Smith said that gag orders ...

Microsoft is the latest tech company to clash with US over privacy - Globalnews.ca

Microsoft opened a new front in the battle over digital privacy this week, suing the Justice Department over its use of court orders requiring the company to turn over customer files stored in its computer centres. (AP Photo/Michel Euler, File) ...

Microsoft launches lawsuit, calls government intrusion into its data servers unconstitutional - ABC Online

Microsoft has launched a lawsuit to win the right to tell people when authorities are monitoring their emails and other data stored in the cloud. Key points: Experts say US law enforcement has been exploiting change in technology; Data retention laws ...

Microsoft sues US government for the right to tell you when the feds are reading your email - Boing Boing

“We appreciate that there are times when secrecy around a government warrant is needed,” Microsoft President Brad Smith wrote in a blog post Thursday. “But based on the many secrecy orders we have received, we question whether these orders are ...

Microsoft hits back against gag orders on government requests - Irish Times

When the US Department of Justice sought permission to search a Microsoft Hotmail account in 2014, a judge rejected one condition the agency asked for - an order preventing Microsoft from ever telling its customer about the search. Microsoft was not ...

Microsoft just took a big stand against the government over user privacy - BGR

Apple isn't the only company that's fighting with the government over user privacy these days. Via GeekWire, Microsoft has sued the United States Department of Justice and has asked a court to declare the government's secrecy orders as unconstitutional.

Microsoft files suit against US government over customer data request gags - TechSpot

Microsoft has filed a lawsuit against the Justice Department in Seattle's district court, setting the stage for what's likely to become yet another high-profile confrontation between the US government and a technology giant. In the suit, Microsoft said ...

Microsoft sues US to inform customers of secret data requests - Mashable

SAN FRANCISCO — In the latest clash over privacy rights in the digital age, Microsoft is suing the U.S. government over a federal law that allows authorities to examine customer emails or online files without the individual's knowledge. The lawsuit ...

Microsoft sues US government, asks court to declare secrecy orders unconstitutional - ExtremeTech

Apple's case against the federal government over the San Bernardino shooter's iPhone has dominated headlines for several months, but it's not the only company pushing back against the federal government's surveillance machine. Microsoft filed suit ...

Microsoft Sues Government Over Covert Email Searches - U.S. News & World Report

The lawsuit quickly follows the advancement of the Email Privacy Act. Ted S. Warren, File/AP. Microsoft on Thursday sued the U.S. government for the right to tell its customers when federal authorities are looking at their emails, arguing that gag ...