Weekend Reading — The Latest Open Government Plan (Post-Edward Snowden)

Sunshine is the best disinfectant. As it turns out, we might need something a little stronger these days.

Requests for Google User Account Info by Governments Are on the Rise

Requests worldwide have nearly doubled since 2010, data shows.

Facebook, Google, Yahoo Push FISA Courts for More Data-Disclosure Transparency

More Valley prodding of Capitol Hill on issues of privacy and data requests.
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AllThingsD’s Week in Review: New iPhones, Microsoft’s Q4 and the Fitbit-Jawbone Showdown

The week in AllThingsD, in one convenient post. You’re welcome!

Google Formally Petitions to Publish Statistics on FISA Requests

The company says it hasn’t been able to accurately defend itself from PRISM news reports.

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We would welcome the opportunity to provide a transparency report that allows us to share with those who use Facebook around the world a complete picture of the government requests we receive, and how we respond.

Ted Ullyot, a lawyer for Facebook, in an email about releasing information about PRISM data requests to the public

Mayer’s 10X Challenge: Yahoo’s Homepage, Mail and Search Traffic Show Significant Year-Over-Year Declines

The reality of traffic falloffs on key properties is a vexing issue.

Yahoo Gets Googley Q&A Tool at Friday FYI and Uses It to Ask About Exec Accountability and Leaks

Here’s my question for Mayer’s new query machine: When do I get my free lunch?

FTC’s Jon Leibowitz Takes Your Privacy Very Seriously: The Full D10 Interview (Video)

A top government regulator talks “privacy by design.”

Exclusive: Yahoo Director in Charge of Botched CEO Vetting to Step Down From Board

CSLie has claimed its first victim, although the mystery is still unsolved.

ISS Calls for Apple CEO Succession Plan

BoomTown as Judge Judy, Um, Judge BigApps