Tech Companies Fight Back After Years of Being Deluged With Secret FBI Requests

"“Many small companies don’t read these things carefully,” Albert Gidari, a prominent national security attorney who worked on many cases involving such letters, told The Intercept during an interview.

He said that years ago, small companies would come to him for advice on national security letters — concerned they were not even allowed to get a lawyer. Things have gotten better since then, he says — but not a whole lot. “Small companies really have no advocate.”"