Microsoft follows Google's lead, files request to reveal more data about FISA orders

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Richard Lawler
June 26th, 2013
In this article: fisa, microsoft, nationalsecurity, nsa, prism
Microsoft follows Google's lead, files request to reveal more data about FISA orders

The Wall Street Journal reports that in a move similar to Google's request last week, Microsoft has submitted a motion to the secret FISA court to authorize the release of "aggregate data" about the requests it has received. Microsoft published the information it has so far been authorized to reveal a couple of weeks ago, lumping in national security related requests with stats for other criminal warrants and subpoenas. Google and Twitter have been among the loudest requesting the ability to separate national security-related requests like those at the center of the PRISM controversy, however it's been reported that several companies are negotiating for the ability to be more specific.

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