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Microsoft's challenge to govt secrecy wins dozens of backers

Microsoft's effort to rally support is part of a growing resistance by technology companies to government attempts to snoop on the electronic communications of their customers


Nick Wingfield  |  Seattle 

Dozens of allies threw their weight behind Microsoft on Friday in a case that challenges law enforcement's use of secrecy orders to cloak its pursuit of digital communications in investigations. Amazon, Google, Snapchat, Salesforce and several others filed a brief on Friday in support of Microsoft in its case against the United States Justice Department, while Apple, Mozilla and others made their own filing. Civil liberties groups and media organisations like Fox News, National Public Radio and The Washington Post submitted their own briefs. Microsoft was also backed by a collection of ...

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First Published: Mon, September 05 2016. 00:14 IST