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Microsoft's transparency report details law enforcement requests

By Shawn Knight
Mar 21, 2013
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  1. Microsoft is following in the footsteps of other tech giants like Google and Twitter by releasing a transparency report that outlines requests for information from law enforcement officials. In it, Redmond said they received 75,378 requests for customer information across...

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  2. Nima304

    Nima304 TS Guru Posts: 365   +81

    Good on them for mostly giving information when a warrant was present. I'm impressed.
  3. Ravik

    Ravik TS Rookie Posts: 44   +8

    Microsoft gets a bad rap for their "bad" decisions. I suppose when you release as many products in as many markets as they do, you're bound to make some folks unhappy. But whenever I start feeling like jumping on the anti-m$ bandwagon I think about the MANY good things they've brought us. Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Visio, OneNote, SharePoint, Xbox, Windows 7 (still not there with 8)...

    Anyway, I'm not really too surprised that a company as large as Microsoft refused to provide information on its users without a warrant. You have to get up pretty early in the morning with more than just a fistful of 'Benjamins' to get their legal team to budge! :D


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