Tech Giants Offer New Data On Gov't Spy Requests

Law360, New York (February 4, 2014, 2:56 PM EST) -- Google Inc., Facebook Inc. and other online service providers that won wider latitude from the government to divulge the rough numbers of user information demands they receive published new figures Monday, revealing that user-generated content on at least 59,000 accounts was queried over six months in 2013.

Taking advantage of a deal with the feds last week that resolved separate Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court petitions, Google, Facebook, Yahoo Inc., Microsoft Corp., and LinkedIn Corp. released more specific — but still approximated — data surrounding how often they...
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