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Microsoft reveals overall national security requests

Jun 15 2013, 1:54am CDT | by , in News | Technology News

Microsoft reveals overall national security requests

It appears that Facebook isn't the only tech company in the U.S. responding to the growing concerns regarding online privacy, following the news that the U.S. government is acting "big brother."

Microsoft's Deputy General Counsel, John Frank, said in a statement today that the U.S. government has permitted them to include the total volume of national security orders in their report.

Earlier today, Facebook also announced that the governement is also allowing them to reveal to the public an estimated number of government requests it has received for a period of time.

According to Frank, in a period of six months which ended on December 31st, Microsoft received  between 6,000 and 7,000 criminal and national security warrants, subpoenas and orders affecting between 31,000 and 32,000 consumer accounts from U.S. governmental entities. 

Source: Microsoft

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