Microsoft wants to disclose data on FISA orders

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Associated Press

Posted on June 28, 2013 at 12:02 AM

Updated Friday, Jun 28 at 12:02 AM

WASHINGTON (AP) — Microsoft is asking a court to let it disclose data on national security orders the company has received under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act.

Microsoft made the request in a motion with the secretive Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court. The motion was dated June 19 but wasn't unsealed until this week.

The company's motion comes after Google filed a similar motion asking that it be allowed to disclose the number of data requests that come from secret orders approved by the court.

Google and Microsoft were among several U.S. Internet companies identified as giving the National Security Agency access to data on its customers under the program known as PRISM. Microsoft says it wants to correct misimpressions about what it provides to the government.

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