Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Automattic continues its commitment to transparency by publishing National Security Letters

Automattic, the company behind WordPress, Akismet, and Gravatar, today unveiled the National Security Letters (NSLs) from the FBI, in an attempt to show cast light on what these secretive letters are and what kind of information they request. Paul Sieminski, general counsel for Automattic, explained that NSLs are hard to talk about, due to the fact they often come with non-disclosure clauses. Regardless, he says Automattic has concerns about the NSLs and what they contain: …we take our commitment to transparency very seriously, and believe that our users and the public have a right to be informed about the nature…

This story continues at The Next Web

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