Reports indicate President Donald Trump will issue an executive order of questionable legality and need, amounting to a version of the “Muslim ban” that he first proposed during his campaign which was criticized by Americans of all political persuasions.
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit confirmed prior ruling in favor of Microsoft that a domestic search warrant can't compel American companies to provide emails outside the US in Microsoft Corporation v. United States of America.
In an amicus brief accepted by the New York State Court of Appeals, the Brennan Center argued that Facebook should be allowed to protect the privacy of its users by challenging the constitutionality of "bulk" warrants for personal data.
Reuters reported today that Yahoo complied with a government directive last year to scan all of its incoming customers’ e-mails for certain content. This broad a search of content by a company has never previously been reported.