US government free to probe where it wants

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and Washington DC based Friends of Privacy have hit out at the ease with which US authorities can access data in the cloud, and elsewhere.

U.S. invokes Patriot Act as WikiLeaks dumps more data

The U.S. government has reportedly invoked the controversial Patriot Act as a legal basis for demanding data from Internet provider Dynadot about WikiLeaks and Julian Assange.

Yes, Feds can intercept cloud data

A high-ranking Redmond exec has confirmed that data stored in Microsoft's cloud - regardless of its actual physical (server) location - cannot be protected against the U.S. Patriot Act.