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As US lawmakers attack its competitors, Microsoft warns of state over-reach

There is a mounting battle of wills in the US between its tech giants and its state apparatus over who gets to exploit its population more. Writing in the Washington Post, Microsoft President Brad Smith opposed the secret gag orders exposed last week when the Trump Administration apparently forced Apple to hand over data on some of its users, which included politicians and journalists. On top of that Apple was hit with a ‘gag...