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U.S. Leads Data Requests in Facebook’s First Transparency Report

For the first time, Facebook released a report on Tuesday detailing the number of information requests it received from government agencies across the world. The report states that for the first half of 2013, agencies in 74 countries requested data on nearly 38,000 Facebook user accounts. Of all those filing inquiries, the United States was far and away the leader, accounting for approximately half of all requests.


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Just as the atom bomb was the weapon that was supposed to render war obsolete, the Internet seems like capitalism’s ultimate feat of self-destructive genius, an economic doomsday device rendering it impossible for anyone to ever make a profit off anything again. It’s especially hopeless for those whose work is easily digitized and accessed free of charge.

— Author Tim Kreider on not getting paid for one’s work