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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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I think the NSA has a job to do and we need the NSA. But as (physicist) Robert Oppenheimer said, “When you see something that is technically sweet, you go ahead and do it and argue about what to do about it only after you’ve had your technical success. That is the way it was with the atomic bomb.”

— Phil Zimmerman, PGP inventor and Silent Circle co-founder, in an interview with Om Malik