The problems to reveal U.S. government requests under FISA
In the context of the revelations of the program Prism , Microsoft and Facebook reached a settlement with the U.S. government to publicly disclose receiving requests to provide information of their users under laws such as the Foreign Intelligence surveillance Act (better known as FISA, which prohibits companies to report publicly on these orders), which recently published in their respective websites.
However, the report of Facebook and Microsoft’s are formatted to deliver the information that left quite unsatisfied Google and Twitter, they correspond to certain restrictions imposed by the government to report publicly applications where figures are due in ranges of a thousand. “Microsoft received between 6,000 and 7,000 applications (…),” says the report eg the Redmond company.
These restrictions seek that one can not differentiate whether the requests come from local police forces or the National Security Agency (NSA), and “join both categories are a throwback to users. Our request to the government is clear: Being able to publish figures for national security applications, including under the FISA law, separately, “said a Google spokesman.
While Twitter, through its General Counsel, Benjamin Lee, told the microblogging social network that “we agree with Google: It is important to be able to publish figures for national security applications, including applications FISA-separately “.
We agree with @ Google : It’s important to Be Able to publish numbers of national security-including FISA requests disclosures-separately.
– Benjamin Lee (@ BenL) June 15, 2013
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