Microsoft Asks AG to Let It Publish Detailed Data Request Information

Microsoft, responding to allegations that the company has helped the NSA circumvent encryption in Skype and and provided direct access to data from those and other services, says that it does none of those things and is petitioning the government for permission to publish more information about how it handles requests for customer data from government agencies.

The details of extensive government surveillance of U.S. citizens through collection of cell phone metadata, and email and Internet activities through the PRISM program has raised a lot of questions and caused quite a bit of confusion about what’s actually happening. To help users sort through the mess, Threatpost put together an FAQ about the revelations, the implications and what steps users can take to protect their privacy.

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