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Facebook Fights ‘Unprecedented’ Data Grab

Facebook Fights ‘Unprecedented’ Data Grab

By Josh Wolford June 27, 2014

Facebook says that they are currently fighting a “set of sweeping search warrants” in an effort to protect their users’ information – and so far it’s a fight that they’ve been losing. “Since last summer, we’ve been fighting hard against …

Yahoo Joins Others, Reports Data Request Numbers Yahoo Joins Others, Reports Data Request Numbers
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Like Facebook, Apple, Microsoft, and more, Yahoo is the latest tech company to release a transparency report in light of the recent allegations that they were involved in the NSA’s secret surveillance & data-mining initiative, PRISM. Yahoo reports between 12,000 …

Apple Also Reveals Info on Government Data Requests Apple Also Reveals Info on Government Data Requests

Apple has joined Facebook and Microsoft in revealing non-specific figures on governmental requests for user data following the PRISM leaks that have forced many tech companies to defend themselves against claims of playing fast and loose with user data. Apple’s …

Facebook Reports on Government Data Requests Facebook Reports on Government Data Requests

On the heels of the leaked documents detailing the National Security Agency’s secret internet surveillance initiative, PRISM, companies like Facebook, Google, Microsoft, and Apple were quick to deny any voluntary involvement in providing troves of user data to the U.S. …

Facebook Urges Transparency for Gov Data Requests Facebook Urges Transparency for Gov Data Requests
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Like Google, Facebook was quick to deny any involvement in the so-called “PRISM” program, which leaks indicated involved high-profile tech companies providing the National Security Agency a “backdoor” to all of their user data. And like Google, Facebook is now …

Google Reports Rise in Government Removal Requests Google Reports Rise in Government Removal Requests

Google has released the data from July to December of last year inside their Transparency Report, and they’ve been busier than ever. Google says that they have received more governmental requests for content removal than ever before. “From July to …

Google Provides Info on National Security Requests Google Provides Info on National Security Requests

Google has added another metric to its Transparency Report so users can identify one more manner in which the government is requesting their information. Starting today, Google is now including data about National Security Letters on its U.S. Transparency Report. …

BASSHOLE, LOLWTF, and Other Banned Vanity Plates BASSHOLE, LOLWTF, and Other Banned Vanity Plates
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Well this is just hilarious. Government Attic has been hard at work open-records-requesting states across our great country to divulge their lists of banned license plates. And it’s just as much fun as you would imagine. Many states have caught …

Google: Government Requests for User Data Increase Google: Government Requests for User Data Increase
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Every six months Google unveils a new Transparency Report, which contains the figures on government requests for user data. It also gives us a look into just how often Google is giving up the goods. Google has just released the …