Shared Article: Microsoft Fights U.S. Government Over Data Requests © Natalie Keshing
I believe the government is mining for terrorist information and activity. The software companies like Microsoft, Apple, and Twitter are not trying to disenfranchise and lose their customers based on their belief that giving away someone’s personal information isn’t their right and is infringing upon their customer’s rights. Many users have moved their data storage to the new cloud systems that really serve as a backup for their data servers at home.
I’m sure the government views this as a centralized data processing location that would save them an enormous amount of time and effort to identify those involved in terrorist and treason activity and also serve as a protective shield not to warn those individuals involved in threatening and compromising the United States citizens safety.
If the software companies notify their users this defeats the government’s purpose to identify and monitor email and account information for terrorist activity and could prevent identifying and arresting individuals threatening the American people’s safety. These kinds of individuals (terrorists) would immediately delete their data and deactivate their accounts but there are ways around this as well to consider. The backup for cloud systems is another alternative but it is still housed and considered a customer’s private information. Until this is settled in the supreme court terrorist internet activity is still the thorn as the government’s priority and prevention.
This is truly a difficult place and predicament for the federal government and the software companies trying to protect their customers rights.
KeepingUInformed ~ Natalie Keshing