Microsoft Held In Contempt As It Battles A Domestic Search Warrant Demanding Overseas Data

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Originally posted on TechCrunch:

Microsoft has been held in contempt of court after failing to comply with a warrant, following a rejection of a request for appeal on July 31st.

The case stems from a United States government search warrant for data stored on a Microsoft server in Ireland. Microsoft contends that the data is outside the purview of the domestic warrant. The United States government disagrees.

Microsoft has thus far failed to gain traction in court, over several rounds, for its position. The technology industry has mostly aligned behind the software company. That Microsoft is willing to be held in contempt, even though the order appears to be mostly procedural, underscores how the company weighs the matter.

The court order’s tone is almost humorous: Microsoft isn’t doing what it has been told to do, and it thus being held in contempt, but the government isn’t seeking an immediate penalty, and Microsoft is…

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9 Things You Didn’t Know About Salesforce.com Billionaire Marc Benioff (CRM)

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thepentiums:

Excellent article about Saleforce’s CEO MArc Benioff.

Originally posted on [ mukeshbalani.com ]:

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Salesforce.com co-founder and CEO Marc Benioff has lived a charmed life and he’s currently on a roll.

His company turned 15 years old this year, and is on pace to have record breaking sales of about $5.5 billion, the first cloud computing company to hit the $5 billion mark.

Benioff has spent much of the year in Europe to expand his company. He’s also signed a record-breaking real estate lease in his home town of San Francisco to build two towers and other office buildings for more expansion there.

Benioff’s fortunes have risen with his company. Although he was a millionaire by age 25 working for Larry Ellison at Oracle, he’s now one of San Francisco’s richest people, with a net worth of about $3.3 billion, according to Forbes.

On Tuesday, Benioff appeared on stage at the TechCrunch Disrupt conference, as he does every year, and talked about the…

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This week in Tech

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So this week in tech we have a whole load of interesting stuff for a number of reasons. So this is my weekly round up:

Fallout 4 leaked!

 Okay I loved fallout 3 what a game, I spend many happy hours wandering the wasteland. They don’t bring them out all the time, they only create them when they have a great, idea. This I can’t wait for. Sweet:

 

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Google plans debates on ‘right to be forgotten’

Google has open up the right to be forgotten as a debate. They have already accepted a 90,000 requests but it’s not all closed yet. They are holding 4 conference all over the world into to make a decision.  Experts are sceptical about the meetings, everyone seems to think it is more about PR than open discussion.