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News Microsoft refuses US email data order

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Gareth Halfacree, 1 Sep 2014.

  1. Gareth Halfacree

    Gareth Halfacree WIIGII! Staff Administrator Super Moderator Moderator

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  2. Corky42

    Corky42 Where's walle?

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    Governments and TPTB should be treating data in the same way as real world psychical objects, and/or people, just because data can be accessed from remote locations shouldn't mean local, and international laws can conveniently be ignored.

    It's high time that governments do something to protect the public's privacy and civil liberties online, instead of the constant erosion that we have seen over the last few years.
     
  3. Fizzban

    Fizzban Man of Many Typos

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    Go Microsoft! Tell those buggers where to go. :thumb:
     
  4. RichCreedy

    RichCreedy Hey What Who

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    Microsoft could just sell its foreign datacentres to Franchisers and say, oops sorry we don't have control over them.

    except maybe the Chinese ones :wink: :wink: :nudge: :nudge:
     
  5. somidiot

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    Really the data IS a physical object. It's physically arranged electrons on a physical disk. Just because you can easily copy it somewhere doesn't mean it's not physical.

    It is disappointing that the U.S. is perusing this like this. One of the few times where I'm rooting for Microsoft.
     

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