Microsoft Takes a Stand against U.S. Federal Government

It should surprise no one that Microsoft takes a stand. They are fighting for their life as a company. I know some people who really despise Microsoft due to their use of intellectual property. They will insist the company is untrustworthy. But their opinion is based on specific knowledge that many others never bother to acquire. No matter what betrayals they have gotten away with, if any, they cannot afford to appear untrustworthy to their customer base. The Federal Government is directly Read more […]

The U.S. Is Special; Our Search Warrants Give Us Access to Private Properties in Foreign Countries

Up until now, if you wanted to search the home or workplace of someone in another country you had to arrange it with the foreign government. According to Reuters, a judge decided that was too “burdensome.” In what appears to be the first court decision addressing the issue, U.S. Magistrate Judge James Francis in New York said Internet service providers such as Microsoft Corp or Google Inc cannot refuse to turn over customer information and emails stored in other countries when issued a valid Read more […]