A federal judge tells the company to comply with the FBI's warrantless National Security Letter requests for user details, despite ongoing concerns about their constitutionality.
Social network says current government restrictions on transparency are preventing tech companies from being fully honest with the public.
Google says it's getting more requests for user data than ever before, while simultaneously pressuring the US government to change how it regulates electronic communications.
Yahoo, Google, Microsoft, Facebook want clearance to disclose what type of national security info requests they get.
Documents unsealed by a federal court show Microsoft successfully litigated an information request from the FBI on one of its cloud customers.
The president says a court OK will be required for the secretive spy agency to access data on calls placed and received and that the database should be held by a still-to-be-determined third party.
In his speech on recommended changes to the NSA, the president's rhetoric is in the right place. But are his efforts at reform?
A recent court filing by the Justice Department redacts Google's name in all instances but one, finally making official what had been an open secret.
Tech companies and privacy groups petition the White House and Congress, urging "greater transparency" over secret demands for accessing private user data.
Proposal that supposedly increases oversight of the National Security Agency instead could hinder companies trying to challenge warrantless demands for their confidential customer data.