• ​Microsoft: DoJ is curbing secret gag orders so we're dropping lawsuit

    25 days ago - By ZDnet

    New Department of Justice policy requires gag orders on cloud providers to be grounded on facts.
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  • Microsoft drops its lawsuit over gag orders on DoJ searches

    25 days ago - By Engadget

    It's been more than a year since Microsoft sued the government (with backing from Amazon, Apple, Google and many others) over the right to tell its customers when the authorities ask it to hand over data, and now the DoJ has responded with a new poli...
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  • Microsoft drops its US government lawsuit following revised gag orders

    Microsoft drops its US government lawsuit following revised gag orders

    25 days ago - By The Verge

    Microsoft says it will drop its lawsuit against the US government after the Department of Justice agreed to change the way data like email is obtained for government agencies. Gag orders have typically been used to keep data providers like Microsoft silent, and not inform customers when their cloud data has been searched or inspected by authorities. Microsoft originally filed its lawsuit last year , arguing that the government's gag-ordered searches of Microsoft accounts violates the constitutional right to free speech.
    “This new policy limits the overused practice of requiring providers...
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