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Hands off My meta dataFollowing the companies Facebook and Microsoft, said on Saturday about how many requests from U.S. government agencies they got in the second half of 2012, with a similar report today made by Apple.

It agrees to the data declared by the company, in the period from December 1 to May 31, she received about 5,000 requests for disclosure of user information. In comparison, for the period from 1 July to 31 December 2012 Facebook received about 10,000 queries, Microsoft – about 7,000 requests.

“Like a few other companies, we turned to the U.S. government for permission to publish information related to how many requests we have received from the authorities and how many of them we have processed,” – said in a statement Apple. “We have received permission to publish some of the data, and now offer them in the interest of transparency of our policy.” Continue reading

Hands off My meta dataUnder the influence of public pressure, the companies Facebook and Microsoft opened the figures related to the issuance of requests for information from the U.S. government.

The publication of the company should be in the background of how the U.S. government erupted around the scandal involving the government closed by PRISM data collection.

Noteworthy is the fact that Google has joined the initiative Facebook and Microsoft, to disclose similar information to the public.

According to published data on Friday evening, the company Facebook has received from the U.S. government in the second half of 2012, nearly 10,000 requests for the issuance of data about users. This number includes requests from the U.S. local and federal authorities, as well as state governments. There are those in the classified requests made by the U.S. secret services. Following Facebook, Microsoft announced that it had received about 7,000 similar requests in the second half of 2012. Continue reading

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