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When we found out that the NSA was spying on it's taken our records and hitting a police technology companies for their records then -- -- they ask yourself why did they go along.
-- Yahoo! wants to get the record straight and let its customers know they fought them now and then common but the question is why the government won't let them tell that and we'll let them -- What happened when they did we got out -- -- -- joining us he's the ACU -- and security up projects.
Big wig and I'm I'm wondering but what does that say and does it give the company any more cover because the damage is done.
Well what Yahoo! is trying to do is go back to 2008 when it was party to secret proceedings in the foreign intelligence surveillance court.
And the foreign intelligence surveillance court -- review in -- a challenge in order received under predecessor to the -- to the law that now authorizes the prison program.
-- and that -- court review actually released its opinion interpreting the Fourth Amendment and denying obvious challenge.
It did so by -- adapting Yahoo!'s name and it release that opinion in 2009.
To inform the public about what it was doing.
-- we -- is doing now is something that's very encouraging it's pushing back.
Against government secrecy and his matters and it's on the all the providers should be doing -- and frankly it's on the with writers should have been doing a long time ago -- Why doesn't the government -- I think it's a little obvious -- what are under the proverbial bread Dryden in light of the governor -- or go ahead indeed tell the times that we.
Did you up for that infamous.
Well the government maintains that all this information needs to remain secret it has consented to allowing Yahoo! to identify itself as the provider -- challenge this.
This order in 2008 but it's still maintaining that much of this information is to remain secret.
And let's have -- appropriate envoy job it's doing is asking the court to review those claims.
Comment to make a lot of information what extent -- -- -- going to be able to do that.
-- -- -- we're hopeful that they do go to the fight to court has been receiving many requests from providers including Microsoft Google.
-- and including the ACLU.
To make more information public about the laws that it's interpreting in secret it's it's essentially.
Fourth Amendment principles that govern a huge area of American lives.
And it's doing so in secret annex parts of the proceedings and let's just simply not the way the lost -- to work and and and the American justice system.
I'm and it's not the -- the fight to court supposed to work.
Spread of we've gotten any early evidence that a lot of customers -- via Google Yahoo! where apple or eBay tragedies.
Operations that were hit up by the NSA requested to give information over to the NSA whether backdoor channels or what have you goods have to quote mr.
-- How many were constantly complying with that -- other words constantly offering -- Well you know that's the big question and it's something we don't know and that's why it big companies should be pressuring the government to release information.
Microsoft and Google filed motions in the fights a court we will speak publicly about.
The kinds of requests it gets in the kinds of work it complies with.
-- that's entirely appropriate we believe that even more information should be released about the kinds of data that the government's requesting the authorities it's requesting an under.
And how many customers are affected but his orders but -- Republicans here clearly entitled to know.
And it's good to see evicted the companies now competing on this privacy matters.
Because they know that customers care and they know that it's to their advantage to protect their privacy interest of their customers.
Brent thank you very much -- -- Muslims -- -- -- -- very closely.
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