The recent leaks by Edward Snowden about government surveillance activities have put communications providers in a tough spot, with European officials and civil libertarians decrying the providers’ cooperation with U.S. government demands. In response, Google and Microsoft have asked the government, and the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISC), to allow them to publish information about the numbers of demands they receive under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act. (The FISC has not yet acted on these requests.) And last month, Yahoo! asked the FISC to publicly release the briefs and court opinion from a 2008 case in which Yahoo! challenged a warrantless surveillance directive from the government. The court essentially granted Yahoo!’s request, ordering the government to conduct a classification review of the materials and redact any portions that cannot be disclosed without risking harm to national security.