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Facebook: U.S. Wanted Data On 20,000 Of Its Users This Year

on Tuesday, Aug. 27th

From NPR’s All Tech Considered’s blog.

Elise Hu (@elisewho) reports:

In its first “Global Government Requests Report,” Facebook has released details on the number of requests it has gotten from government agents for user data.

Facebook reveals that governments around the globe have made 38,000 total requests for user data in the first half of 2013, and the U.S. dwarfs the rest of the world in requests. Up to June 30, the U.S. government asked Facebook for access to accounts of between 20,000 and 21,000 users, the company said.

Facebook has more than 1.1 billion users globally.

Read the rest at All Tech Considered.

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