And while THE PATRIOT stands it always will.
IIRC the MS thing was a non US citizen not in the US and (I think) it was a MS subsidiary in Ireland.
Bottom line. You can't trust a US company, or it's subsidiaries, to keep your data (business or personal) private from the USG, and the USG does not need a reason to ask for it.
"Privacy is dead" says the creepy Eric Smidt.
He would. It's in his interests that people think that already, so Google can keep pushing further toward making it so. Creepy is clearly a student of Lenin and "pushing in the bayonet" till it meets steel.