A federal magistrate judge in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California has rejected the U.S. government’s request to indefinitely prevent Yahoo! from disclosing a grand jury subpoena for a subscriber’s account information.  Citing the “increasing public demand for transparency about the extent of government demands for data from providers like Yahoo!,” Magistrate Judge Paul Grewal ruled, in In the Matter of the Grand Jury Subpoena for:  [Redacted]@ yahoo.com, that the proposed gag order violated Yahoo!’s First Amendment right to “inform the public of its role in searching and seizing its information.”