Microsoft Settles Lawsuit After DOJ Vows To Rein In Gag Orders

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e_SonOfAnder

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No bill to improve the state of information gathering and illegal tactics that the US government is using will pass in the current administration. Should a bill somehow manage to get passed by the ultra-conservatives in control of the Senate, the sitting president will be guaranteed to issue a veto, and their cowardice will prevent them gathering the necessary votes to override it.
 

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This was premature to dismiss the lawsuit. We can speculate that there might have been more to it, or that it is as simplistic as we are told it is... doesn't really matter. The Feds will do what they want anyway, especially the alphabet soups, and worry about making the search and "seizure" legal after the fact.
 

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"This way, the government gets to control how it can deliver its secret orders, instead of the courts."

Using "the government" is a bit lazy considering that the courts are, in fact, part of the federal government. It brings images of you sitting in a dark room wearing a foil hat fearing "the government". Let us know exactly which agencies are saying/ doing what. Maybe use a little less vagueness and a bit more agency specific (FBI, DoJ, DHS, executive branch, etc) in the future?
 
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