Latest PSU headlines:

Results 1 to 12 of 12
  1. #1
    Supreme Veteran
    A7MAD's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    Melbourne, Australia
    Age
    35
    Posts
    17,964
    Rep Power
    121
    Points
    2,838 (3,044 Banked)
    Achievements IT'S OVER 9000!

    Facebook, Microsoft Disclose National Security Data Requests

    http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2420539,00.asp

    So is it still only paranoia?

    Microsoft and Facebook on Friday said the government has given them permission to disclose the number of national security-related requests they receive, though that data must be lumped in with other information requests.

    During the last six months in 2012, Microsoft received between 6,000 and 7,000 criminal and national security warrants, subpoenas and orders affecting between 31,000 and 32,000 consumer accounts. Those requests came from U.S. governmental entities, which includes local, state, and federal officials.

    Facebook, meanwhile, received between 9,000 and 10,000 requests related to 18,000 to 19,000 account.

    "These requests run the gamut – from things like a local sheriff trying to find a missing child, to a federal marshal tracking a fugitive, to a police department investigating an assault, to a national security official investigating a terrorist threat," Ted Ullyot, Facebook's general counsel, said in a statement.

    With 1.1 billion users, Ullyot said the numbers highlight the fact that only a "tiny fraction" of 1 percent of Facebook's users have been subject to such requests.

    The news comes amidst reports that tech companies like Microsoft, Facebook, Google, and Apple have been providing the National Security Agency direct access to their servers. The firms have vehemently denied such reports, and said that while they comply with government requests for data, where appropriate, those entities do not have access to their servers.

    Complicating things, however, is the fact that some government requests for data must remain classified under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA). So, Facebook and Microsoft previously would have been unable to even acknowledge that they had received a request for data under FISA. But in a compromise like the one reached recently with Google regarding National Security Letters, Facebook and Microsoft can now reveal information about these requests, however vague.

    "As of today, the government will only authorize us to communicate about these numbers in aggregate, and as a range," said Facebook's Ullyot.

    "We are permitted to publish data on national security orders received (including, if any, FISA Orders and FISA Directives), but only if aggregated with law enforcement requests from all other U.S. local, state and federal law enforcement agencies; only for the six-month period of July 1, 2012 thru December 31, 2012; only if the totals are presented in bands of 1,000; and all Microsoft consumer services had to be reported together," John Frank, Microsoft's deputy general counsel, wrote in a blog post.

    Microsoft and Google (and Twitter) already post data online about government requests for data from officials around the globe. "But because the national security orders prohibit us from disclosing their existence, we could not include them in that data set," said Microsoft's Frank.

    The FISA request that made headlines and started all the controversy was one that ordered Verizon to hand over all customer call data for a three-month period beginning in April. Verizon declined to comment on the specifics, but said it must comply with lawful requests for data. Microsoft said it has "not received any national security orders of the type that Verizon was reported to have received."

    Earlier this week, Google penned a letter to the Department of Justice and FBI requesting permission to publish data about the number of FISA requests it receives. Acccording to NPR, Google is holding off on a deal similar to the one reached by Facebook and Microsoft in the hopes that it can publish more specific data rather than aggregate requests.

    Benjamin Lee, the legal director for Twitter - which has thus far managed to stay out of the debate - tweeted: "We agree with @google: It's important to be able to publish numbers of national security requests—including FISA disclosures—separately."
    I'm looking at Kinect 2.0!
    Main PC: INTEL CORE i7 4930k | ASUS P9X79-PRO | 16GB G-SKILL 2400MHz RAM | GTX 780 3GB PHANTOM GLH EDITION | SAMSUNG 840 PRO 256GB | 2 X 1TB WD RE4 | 2TB WD GREEN | SILVERSTONE STRIDER 1200W GOLD | HAF-X w/ DEMCI FLEX FILTERS | SWIFTECH H320 AIO | WINDOWS 8.1 PRO w/ MEDIA CENTER x64.

  2. #2
    Ultimate Veteran
    mistercrow's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    Texas
    PSN ID
    mistercrow
    Posts
    24,749
    Rep Power
    160
    Points
    155,392 (0 Banked)
    Achievements IT'S OVER 9000!
    Kinect 2.0 spy cam.

  3. #3
    Super Moderator
    PS4freak's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Location
    Louisiana
    PSN ID
    lsutigers19
    Age
    26
    Posts
    12,916
    Rep Power
    136
    Points
    62,855 (190,439 Banked)
    Items Final Fantasy XIIIFinal Fantasy XCall of Duty: Black OPSDragon Ball ZPS3 SlimGoogle Chrome
    Achievements IT'S OVER 9000!
    Starting to seem like you can put away those tin foil hats.




    Currently Playing: ​ Skyrim
    Currently Waiting For: ​​ ​Beyond: Two Souls

  4. #4
    Forum Guru
    Insanehead's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Age
    37
    Posts
    3,684
    Rep Power
    63
    Points
    8,539 (0 Banked)
    Spy cam/mic mandatory yo, that privacy feature is bull**** then.

  5. #5
    Forum Sage
    Sub-stance1's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Posts
    9,533
    Rep Power
    73
    Points
    53,555 (0 Banked)
    Items BarcelonaPS3 Slim360 Slim
    Achievements IT'S OVER 9000!
    Track 'em down and expose them.

  6. #6
    Elite Sage
    Two4DaMoney's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Age
    27
    Posts
    11,983
    Rep Power
    106
    Points
    9,733 (75,576 Banked)
    Items Naughty DogPS3 SlimNaughty DogUser name style
    Achievements IT'S OVER 9000!


    This is getting out of hand.




  7. #7
    Forum Sage
    Sub-stance1's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Posts
    9,533
    Rep Power
    73
    Points
    53,555 (0 Banked)
    Items BarcelonaPS3 Slim360 Slim
    Achievements IT'S OVER 9000!
    old news. That's been going on for years and it won't stop.

  8. #8
    Peaceful Warrior
    Brandon's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2004
    Age
    29
    Posts
    11,955
    Rep Power
    121
    Points
    109,055 (18,076 Banked)
    Items Ghost in the ShellTidusLightningBruce LeeAppleUser name style
    Achievements IT'S OVER 9000!
    Quote Originally Posted by Sub-stance1 View Post
    old news. That's been going on for years and it won't stop.
    No, it won't.
    "The biggest adversary in our life is ourselves. We are what we are, in a sense, because of the dominating thoughts we allow to gather in our head. All concepts of self-improvement, all actions and paths we take, relate solely to our abstract image of ourselves. Life is limited only by how we really see ourselves and feel about our being. A great deal of pure self-knowledge and inner understanding allows us to lay an all-important foundation for the structure of our life from which we can perceive and take the right avenues.

  9. #9
    Member

    Join Date
    Dec 2012
    Location
    The state of Natural
    Posts
    146
    Rep Power
    10
    Points
    2,359 (0 Banked)
    Well, it's like the saying goes." If it's happened before, it's not paranoia." Any body that thought the government wasn't trying some form of keeping tabs on people is delusional. Snowden has some big fat balls and If I ever see that guy in real life. I'm buying him a beer. It takes some huge nut sack to expose something of that magnitude knowing the consequences that could come of it. I wouldn't be suprised if in the next few weeks/ monthes stories come out about how he was some sort of monster and some BS stories made up just to try to make the guy look as bad as possible and paint him in a bad light.

  10. #10
    Superior Member
    kermit_criminal's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Age
    31
    Posts
    685
    Rep Power
    52
    Points
    567 (0 Banked)
    Dat kinect 2.0
    [SIGPIC]http://www.ps3forums.com/image.php?type=sigpic&userid=41145&dateline=118498 7635[/SIGPIC]

  11. #11
    Dedicated Member
    Shingo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    PSN ID
    Swordsman-45
    Posts
    1,157
    Rep Power
    27
    Points
    10,391 (0 Banked)
    Items User name styleOne Piece
    I am not worried about US government to spy me. MS is the one I am scared.
    (_)
    ( _)>⌐■-■
    (⌐■_■)



    MyAnimeList
    Currently playing GOW:A
    Next : Last of Us, One Piece : Pirate Warriors 2

  12. #12
    Forum Guru
    faaeng's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    .....pss..behind you
    Age
    32
    Posts
    3,899
    Rep Power
    69
    Points
    10,182 (0 Banked)
    Quote Originally Posted by kermit_criminal View Post
    Dat kinect 2.0

    Everyone, it's fine. You got nothing to worry about until Kinect 5.0.... XD
    PCs are very much like Air Conditioners.
    They both become utterly useless once you start to open up Windows....
    ----------------------------------------------


Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts

PSU

Playstation Universe

Reproduction in whole or in part in any form or medium without express written permission of Abstract Holdings International Ltd. prohibited.
Use of this site is governed by our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

vBCredits II Deluxe v2.1.0 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2010-2014 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.