Microsoft got more than 6,000 U.S. data requests in second half 2012

SEATTLE Fri Jun 14, 2013 11:18pm EDT

People visit the Microsoft booth at the 2013 Computex exhibition at the TWTC Nangang exhibition hall in Taipei June 4, 2013. REUTERS/Pichi Chuang

People visit the Microsoft booth at the 2013 Computex exhibition at the TWTC Nangang exhibition hall in Taipei June 4, 2013.

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SEATTLE (Reuters) - Microsoft Corp said on Friday that for the last six months of 2012 it 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 local, state and federal U.S. governmental entities.

The software company disclosed the data after reaching a deal about disclosures with U.S. national security authorities. Facebook Inc published similar data earlier on Friday.

(Reporting by Bill Rigby; Editing by Doina Chiacu)

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unionwv wrote:
Do any of the 32.000 know about it?

IMO, there should be a class-action suit filed in Federal Court in behalf of all Microsoft consumer account holders, asking for the IDs of the people targeted, the IDs of the targeting agency and the reason(s) for the targeting.

Jun 15, 2013 8:38am EDT  --  Report as abuse
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