|Microsoft says NO! And now, they're not alone.
In April of this year, Microsoft sued the federal government over its requests for customer data. According to Brad Smith, Microsoft's chief legal officer, the government's request for the data, coupled with the government's gag order which prohibits Microsoft from notifying customers that the government has their data, violates the US Constitution, specifically the Fourth Amendment: the right not to be subjected to unreasonable search and seizure. In response, Apple, Google, Amazon, and many others have put their names to an amicus brief in support of the Microsoft's lawsuit. Read more about this unlikely support group (which includes the ACLU and Fox News) and what they are doing to support privacy.
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