Tech Cos. Allowed To Share More On Gov't Spying

Law360, New York (January 27, 2014, 8:42 PM EST) -- Online service providers won wider latitude to release data on compulsory government requests for user information under a settlement entered Monday in the U.S. surveillance tribunal, a concession ordered as part of the Obama administration’s surveillance program reforms.

With the agreement in hand, a who’s-who of Internet content and service providers — Facebook Inc., Google Inc., Microsoft Corp., LinkedIn Corp. and Yahoo Inc. — will abandon their case in the U.S. Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court seeking permission to disclose aggregate data about the number of requests...
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