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Microsoft finds a pair

Microsoft has defied a federal court order to turn over e-mails...stored in Ireland. The federal judge believes it is immaterial where the e-mails are stored and expects Microsoft to produce them as ordered. Microsoft argues that U.S. laws do not apply beyond our borders, and that if the feds want material stored in Ireland, they will have to reach an agreement with that government.

Sounds like Microsoft is on the right side of the argument this time.

http://windowsitpro.com/paul-thurrotts-wininfo/microsoft-def...



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I am sure this has more to do wtih

market share then concern for privacy.

I doubt it... MS is more than

I doubt it... MS is more than likely defending one of thier own. Have you ever bothered to read a MS EULA?

Microsoft, Google and Facebook

Microsoft, Google and Facebook don't care about your rights only theirs and $$$
The Problem they are having over in Europe is there are more people that get that 300,000+ Plus public or private contractors can't all be trusted with you data.
Microsoft is only pushing back be cause the European main-stream media points out that someone looking at your data is wrong
So Microsoft know they are risking loosing market share in a much more profitable area Europe

I think a Wall street Journal or Zero Hedge or someone wrote a story they don't push back for years until they realized they are about to lose big money.. because fact is many better ways than using Microsoft, Google and Facebook. Some good other solutions that will protect your rights and the European are becoming more aware!

Just want what seems to be missing, Truth and Justice for ALL
What is fraud except creating “value” from nothing and passing it off as something?

The Market is ultimately subordinated...

by no one.

Oh!!! That is good! haha

In reality, if they manage to get this ruled on, it is going to effect a wide variety of things. It is basically going to mean that legal precident has just been set saying the US cant enforce any laws outside its own borders.

This could even extend to taxes while a US citizen is working abroad...

To climb the mountain, you must believe you can.

I'm curious about the nature of the case...

While I agree that the US government shouldn't be allowed to get the emails, after reading through the associated articles at the site, I never found what the case was all about.

Probably infirmation of financial holdings

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Séamusín

even a blind squirrel finds a nut once in a

while.

Pandacentricism will be our downfall.

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And a broken clock, at least the old analog kind

(Microsoft), is right twice a day.

Google is government.