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Bill Gates Supports Microsoft's Lawsuit Against US Gov

  • Fortune, Tuesday, April 19, 2016 5:29 AM

Bill Gates supports Microsoft's lawsuit against the U.S. government who is trying to force the tech company to share user data stored in Ireland. "There probably are some cases where (the government) should be able to go in covertly and get information about a company’s email," Gates said at a Reuters Newsmaker event this week. "But the position Microsoft is taking in this suit is that it should be extraordinary and it shouldn’t be a matter of course that there is a gag order automatically put in."

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