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Posted by on Jun 15, 2013 in Internet |

The problems to reveal U.S. government requests under FISA

The problems to reveal U.S. government requests under FISA

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In the context of the revelations of the program , and reached a settlement with the government to publicly disclose receiving requests to provide information of their users under laws such as the Foreign Intelligence 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 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 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 “.

Now we just wait to see the response of the U.S. government.

Link: Google opts out of FISA deal disclosure made ​​by Facebook and Microsoft, calls it ‘a step back for users;’ Twitter AGREES (The Verge)

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