Google, Facebook, Microsoft and Yahoo have petitioned the notoriously secretive Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISC) for the right to be more specific on the types of legal requests it receives from the government. Further, Google also wants the FISC to “hold oral argument on this amended motion and that the argument be open to the public.” Google’s new motion amends a previous one that it (and Microsoft) filed in June 2013, which simply asked for the right to publish the total number of Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) requests.

According to Google’s new court filing published (PDF) on Monday:     

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