some government subpoenas come with gag orders that prohibit the receiving company from “revealing” anything to the public about the request.
Clarifications on Digital Privacy
Nick Heiner


Good post. What seem most evident to me is that I’m aware of (and follow daily) what I consider basic, personal data security practices. Your writing about them highlights the fact that a majority of people don’t practice them in their online behavior.

I did want to clarify — aren’t the “gag orders” associated with government subpoenas for acquiring personal data usually FISA warrants? Who else would have that authority?!