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

Microsoft Files Lawsuit Against US Government After Receiving 2576 Demands to Secretly Access Customer Data in ...iClarifiedMicrosoft 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 ...and more »

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

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

ForbesSecurity News You Might Have Missed: Microsoft Sues the Government Over Secret Cloud Data SearchesForbesThis 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 ...and more »

Business imperatives drove Microsoft to sue US government - Computerworld;

Business imperatives drove Microsoft to sue US government - Computerworld

ComputerworldBusiness imperatives drove Microsoft to sue US governmentComputerworldMicrosoft'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 ...and more »

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

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

Government TechnologyMicrosoft Sues Government Over Demands for Consumer Data Under Order of SecrecyGovernment TechnologyMicrosoft'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.and more »

Microsoft Wins Widespread Support in Privacy Clash With Government - Threatpost;

Microsoft Wins Widespread Support in Privacy Clash With Government - Threatpost

ThreatpostMicrosoft Wins Widespread Support in Privacy Clash With GovernmentThreatpostMicrosoft'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 ...and more »

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

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

ABC NewsMicrosoft's Lawsuit Against Justice Dept.: What's at StakeABC NewsMicrosoft 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 ...and more »

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

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

Windows IT ProMicrosoft to DOJ: The cloud isn't an automatic Fourth Amendment exemptionWindows IT ProMicrosoft 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 ...and more »

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

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

ForbesMicrosoft Case Against US Government Over Secret Data Requests Is A Double-Edged SwordForbesMicrosoft 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 ...and more »

Microsoft follows Apple, sues federal government - Christian Science Monitor;

Microsoft follows Apple, sues federal government - Christian Science Monitor

Christian Science MonitorMicrosoft follows Apple, sues federal governmentChristian Science MonitorMicrosoft 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.and more »

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

Microsoft sues over law used to keep government access of customer emails a secretABA JournalMicrosoft 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 ...and more »

Microsoft sues US government over gag orders - Ars Technica;

Microsoft sues US government over gag orders - Ars Technica

Ars TechnicaMicrosoft sues US government over gag ordersArs TechnicaMicrosoft 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 ...and more »

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

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

Globalnews.caMicrosoft is the latest tech company to clash with US over privacyGlobalnews.caMicrosoft 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) ...and more »

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

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

ABC OnlineMicrosoft launches lawsuit, calls government intrusion into its data servers unconstitutionalABC OnlineMicrosoft 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 ...and more »

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

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

Boing BoingMicrosoft sues US government for the right to tell you when the feds are reading your emailBoing 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 ...and more »

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

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

Irish TimesMicrosoft hits back against gag orders on government requestsIrish TimesWhen 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 ...and more »

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

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

BGRMicrosoft just took a big stand against the government over user privacyBGRApple 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.and more »

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

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

TechSpotMicrosoft files suit against US government over customer data request gagsTechSpotMicrosoft 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 ...and more »

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

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

MashableMicrosoft sues US to inform customers of secret data requestsMashableSAN 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 ...and more »

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

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

ExtremeTechMicrosoft sues US government, asks court to declare secrecy orders unconstitutionalExtremeTechApple'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 ...and more »

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

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

U.S. News & World ReportMicrosoft Sues Government Over Covert Email SearchesU.S. News & World ReportThe 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 ...and more »