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This ISP Won’t Share Your Data Without a Warrant

ONLINE PRIVACY—U.S.

July 10, 2013

The Guardian reports on a tech company operating in Utah that has spent the past 15 years “resolutely shielding customers’ privacy from government snoops in a way that larger rivals appear to have not.” Xmission is Utah’s first independent and its oldest Internet service provider and has only 30,000 subscribers, but it has cited the Fourth Amendment in order to rebuff dozens of warrantless requests from local and federal law enforcement authorities. “I would tell them I didn’t need to respond if they didn’t have a warrant, that to do so wouldn’t be constitutional,” said Founder and CEO Pete Ashdown. “I’m not an unpaid branch of the government or law enforcement.”
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