Major global IT giants Microsoft, Apple and Google are not afraid of open incident with the American authorities and denied them access to the private correspondence of users with their services. Now the Ministry of justice of the United States and the FBI are urged to attract firms to court.
As informs The New York Times, in recent months, the U.S. government periodically filed requests for access to the messages of visitors to major IT giants. 1 from past similar conflicts have occurred this summer. Then the Ministry of justice strongly asked Apple to provide messages that are under investigation for drug trafficking and weapons, sent to each other via iPhone.
"Apple" the company categorically refused the request, citing the encryption information when sending news via iMessage. In this regard, the Ministry of justice of the United States was forced to go to Tribunal.
Firm Microsoft at the moment besides suing the Ministry of justice on a similar issue. In 2013, the Ministry received a warrant for the issuance by the company of the electronic messages associated with the investigation of drug smuggling. However adepts Microsoft announced that law enforcement agencies need the permission of a court of Ireland, because the servers that store the mail, you'll be in Dublin.
The Ministry of justice and the FBI previously said that encryption technologies used in smartphones, prevent the interception of the news of the suspects, even supporters of the terrorist organization "Islamic state" (IG). In addition, it was stressed that access to individual news needed during investigations. In the last months of the firm's Silicon valley several times in writing addressed to the Obama administration and publicly advocated for strong encryption.
Moreover, adherents of the Ministry of justice and the FBI are very unhappy that the administration of United States President Barack Obama does not force a major U.S. IT companies to disclose the necessary information.
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