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Twitter may sue US government over right to disclose snooping orders

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Re: Twitter may sue US government over right to disclose snooping orders

The following article is a update on US Government Snooping

(To Combat Government Snooping, Encrypt Data Before Putting It In Cloud, Says Interop Speaker)

By Sara Peters Posted on 10/3/2014

 

INTEROP NEW YORK -- Using cloud services allows your organization to hand off "the basic blocking and tackling" of securing an infrastructure, but it also allows a cloud service provider to hand your organization's data to the government, said Elad Yoran, CEO of Security Growth Partners and an advisory board member for Vaultive, at the Interop conference this week. The solution, he said, is to make sure that the only data a cloud provider can give the government is complete gibberish.

According to Yoran, organizations should encrypt data before it ever enters the cloud and keep the encryption keys themselves, stored elsewhere. (Vaultive sells an appliance for this "encryption-in-use," which sits in the organization's DMZ, encrypting and decrypting data as it passes to and from the cloud server.)   

 

 

DarkReading/ article/ http://www.darkreading.com/to-combat-government-snooping-encrypt-data-before-putting-it-in-cloud-say...

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Re: Twitter may sue US government over right to disclose snooping orders

The following articlel is a update

 

(Twitter Sues US to Disclose More on Secret Data Orders)

By AFP on October 08, 2014

 

WASHINGTON - Twitter sued the US government Tuesday, claiming its free speech rights are being violated by restrictions on its ability to disclose numbers of secret orders to hand over user data.

The lawsuit filed in California steps up the battle between the tech sector and US authorities over how much information may be disclosed about vast electronic surveillance in the name of national security.

"It's our belief that we are entitled under the (US constitution's) First Amendment to respond to our users' concerns and to the statements of US government officials by providing information about the scope of US government surveillance -- including what types of legal process have not been received," Twitter vice president Benjamin Lee said in a blog post.

"We should be free to do this in a meaningful way, rather than in broad, inexact ranges." Lee said the FBI and Justice Department have refused to allow Twitter to publish any specific numbers in its "transparency report" other than the ranges agreed upon with several other tech firms.

The accord with five major tech companies allows the publication of requests in a range such as zero to 999, or 1,000 to 1,999.

But Twitter, which was not among the five companies in the agreement, said it is not permitted to say whether it has not received any requests from the FBI or secret court.

 

SecurityWeek/ Article/ http://www.securityweek.com/twitter-sues-us-disclose-more-secret-data-orders

 

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