Microsoft and Google are planned to sue over FISA gag order

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Microsoft and Google are planned to sue over FISA gag order

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News / Internet Microsoft  and Google  are planned to sue over FISA gag order

The reports says that the search gaint Google and the  Microsoft Cor. has  planned to sue the government, and going to  demanding the right for the publicly discuss any surveillance requests served up by the FISA court.

latest reports reveals that the Google and Microsoft to decide to file a lawsuit so that they can publicly discuss Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court-approved surveillance orders.Brad Smith , Microsoft general counsel announced Friday that the company, in collaboration with Google, would sue the government despite its statement on Thursday that it would publish some surveillance request information annually.

Google and Microsoft are requesting the ability to publish "aggregate information" about FISA court orders directed at the companies in the hopes of being more transparent to their customers, the companies have said.

Google originally filed the motion to claim a First Amendment right to publish information such as how many requests it has received from under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act. Section 702 of the act was amended in 2008 to allow the government to declare even the number of requests issued under the act subject to gag orders.

the FISA orders had been declared so secret that Google, Microsoft, and other companies served with them were barred from acknowledging in public that they had received the requests

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Before the National Security Agency document leaks from Edward Snowden

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