Friday, August 1, 2014

Microfost ordered to hand over info

Microsoft lost a federal NY court battle to not hand over info on a Dublin server which was requested in a drugs trafficking trial. Microsoft is going to appeal. Twitter released a report showing the government had made 1,257 requests for access to info in the first six month of 2014. At least some info was turned over to the government in 72% of the cases. Other tech companies support Microsoft's position. I'm thinking, yes, protect our rights, but in a drugs trafficking case? Don't we want to prosecute the criminals and put them in prison? Read more about it here http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-28601788

Wondering what the impact of this case's final decision will be on the rest of us and info in genera. I leave for a few days. This blog will continue on the 6th.

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