Data Requests: Facebook Inc. and Microsoft Corp. on Friday acknowledged for the first time that they've received Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act requests, The Washington Post reports. Facebook said it had received as many as 10,000 requests from local, state and federal agencies during the last six months of 2012, affecting as many as 19,000 accounts. Microsoft said it received between 6,000 and 7,000 similar requests during that period, impacting as many as 32,000 accounts.
MIA: The whereabouts of Edward Snowden, who leaked details about the National Security Agency's collection of telephone and Internet data, are unknown, White House chief of staff Denis McDonough said Sunday on CBS’s "Face the Nation," Bloomberg reports. His last known location was Hong Kong.
Secret Session: Prosecutors and defense attorneys on Friday met for a closed session of the Guantanamo war crimes court in which the defendant was barred from the room, CBS News reports.
Brooklyn Changes: Patton Boggs partner Nicholas Allard, who maintains an office in the law firm's Washington office and serves as dean of the Brooklyn Law School, will have sole responsibility for running the 1,000-student school, the New York Law Journal reports. When Joan Wexler steps down at the end of this month as Brooklyn Law president, her post will be eliminated.