A Washington Post vending machine is stocked with newspapers for sale on May 1, 2009 in Washington, D.C.
A Washington Post vending machine is stocked with newspapers for sale on May 1, 2009 in Washington, D.C. - 
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The Washington Post is erecting a paywall. It’s one in a long list of newspapers that are trying this business model. So, how's it working out?

Google, Microsoft, and Facebook are calling on the U.S. government to reveal how often they get national security requests for information. The Internet companies are fighting the perception they were willing participants in the National Security Agency's widespread monitoring of electronic communications. But the question still remains, if the government asks a company for information, can it say no? 

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