Responding to government legal demands for customer data


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Johnny

Responding to government legal demands for customer data

16 Jul 2013 12:08 PM
Posted by Brad Smith
General Counsel & Executive Vice President, Legal & Corporate Affairs,
Microsoft

Today we have asked the Attorney General of the United States to
personally take action to permit Microsoft and other companies to share
publicly more complete information about how we handle national security
requests for customer information. We believe the U.S. Constitution
guarantees our freedom to share more information with the public, yet
the Government is stopping us. For example, Government lawyers have yet
to respond to the petition we filed in court on June 19, seeking
permission to publish the volume of national security requests we have
received. We hope the Attorney General can step in to change this situation.

Until that happens, we want to share as much information as we currently
can. There are significant inaccuracies in the interpretations of leaked
government documents reported in the media last week. We have asked the
Government again for permission to discuss the issues raised by these
new documents, and our request was denied by government lawyers. In the
meantime, we have summarized below the information that we are in a
position to share, in response to the allegations in the reporting:

http://blogs.technet.com/b/microsoft_on_the_issues/archive/2013/07/16/responding-to-government-legal-demands-for-customer-data.aspx
 
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Gene E. Bloch

Responding to government legal demands for customer data

16 Jul 2013 12:08 PM
Posted by Brad Smith
General Counsel & Executive Vice President, Legal & Corporate Affairs,
Microsoft

Today we have asked the Attorney General of the United States to
personally take action to permit Microsoft and other companies to share
publicly more complete information about how we handle national security
requests for customer information. We believe the U.S. Constitution
guarantees our freedom to share more information with the public, yet
the Government is stopping us. For example, Government lawyers have yet
to respond to the petition we filed in court on June 19, seeking
permission to publish the volume of national security requests we have
received. We hope the Attorney General can step in to change this situation.

Until that happens, we want to share as much information as we currently
can. There are significant inaccuracies in the interpretations of leaked
government documents reported in the media last week. We have asked the
Government again for permission to discuss the issues raised by these
new documents, and our request was denied by government lawyers. In the
meantime, we have summarized below the information that we are in a
position to share, in response to the allegations in the reporting:

http://blogs.technet.com/b/microsoft_on_the_issues/archive/2013/07/16/responding-to-government-legal-demands-for-customer-data.aspx
I consider multi-posting a spam-like activity, so your nym seems ironic
to me :)
 
J

Johnny

I consider multi-posting a spam-like activity, so your nym seems ironic
to me :)
I really don't care what you think.

What I posted concerns all people that use Microsoft Windows.
 
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Paul

Johnny said:
I really don't care what you think.

What I posted concerns all people that use Microsoft Windows.
Hey, it's only an issue if you use Microsoft services.
Skype, Skydrive, (anything cloud), registering with the Apps Store,
any email tool.

Other than that, not a problem...

Someone call me, when Brad's dance number comes up. You can't
have an advertising campaign, without a dance number.

http://www.rollonfriday.com/Portals/0/images/dancing_solicitor.jpg

Paul
 
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Gene E. Bloch

I really don't care what you think.

What I posted concerns all people that use Microsoft Windows.
Your first remark was already obvious.

People reading your posts and the goal implicit in your second remark
would both be better served by cross-posting.
 
J

Johnny

Your first remark was already obvious.

People reading your posts and the goal implicit in your second remark
would both be better served by cross-posting.
Then there would be some idiot that hates cross-posting.
 
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Gene E. Bloch

Then there would be some idiot that hates cross-posting.
Well, of course - this is Usenet, after all :)

We'd *both* be disappointed otherwise...
 
K

Ken Blake

I consider multi-posting a spam-like activity, so your nym seems ironic
to me :)

Do me (and the rest of us) a favor, please. If you are going to reply
to spam like that, don't quote the entire message, so we all have to
see it again.
 
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Iceman

Do me (and the rest of us) a favor, please. If you are going to reply
to spam like that, don't quote the entire message, so we all have to
see it again.
Some newsreaders (like 40tude Dialog) have an option for collapsing quoted
messages. Thunderbird has an extension that will do the same. I see you use
Forte Agent (is that still around?), which unfortunately doesn't have that
option.
 
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Tim Slattery

Iceman said:
Some newsreaders (like 40tude Dialog) have an option for collapsing quoted
messages. Thunderbird has an extension that will do the same. I see you use
Forte Agent (is that still around?), which unfortunately doesn't have that
option.
Yes it does. Just hit Q.
 
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J. P. Gilliver (John)

Iceman said:
Some newsreaders (like 40tude Dialog) have an option for collapsing quoted
messages. Thunderbird has an extension that will do the same. I see you use
Forte Agent (is that still around?), which unfortunately doesn't have that
option.
The benefits of snipping are still there, though.
 
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Gene E. Bloch

Do me (and the rest of us) a favor, please. If you are going to reply
to spam like that, don't quote the entire message, so we all have to
see it again.
I at least occasionally prefer to clip, but, partly because not every
poster clips old stuff, I have managed to learn to skip over things I
don't wish to read.

You might try that - it can help.
 
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