Physical Searches Aren't Secret. Why Should Electronic Ones Be Secret?

Great stance taken by Microsoft especially since it was one of the companies implicated as most complicit by the Snowden leaks.

We believe that with rare exceptions consumers and businesses have a right to know when the government accesses their emails or records. Yet it’s becoming routine for the U.S. government to issue orders that require email providers to keep these types of legal demands secret. We believe that this goes too far and we are asking the courts to address the situation.

Brad Smith, Microsoft

Hard to believe it took this long to challenge these kinds of secrecy demands. Something to watch. Good debate to have.