Facebook got 10,000 requests for data from NSA in just six months (and Microsoft received 7,000 orders)Submitted by emalvini on Sun, 06/16/2013 - 16:11
Facebook got 10,000 requests for data from NSA in just six months (and Microsoft received 7,000 orders)
By DAILY MAIL REPORTER and ASSOCIATED PRESS REPORTER
PUBLISHED: 14:23 EST, 15 June 2013 | UPDATED: 14:35 EST, 15 June 2013
Facebook and Microsoft were able to reveal limited information on Friday night about the government orders they have received to turn over user data to security agencies.
Ted Ullyot, Facebook's general counsel, said in a statement that they had between 9,000 and 10,000 requests from all government entities, from local to federal, in the last six months of 2012.
The orders involved the accounts of between 18,000 and 19,000 Facebook users on a broad range of surveillance topics, from missing children to terrorism.
Microsoft said they had between 6,000 and 7,000 orders, affecting between 31,000 and 32,000 accounts, but downplayed how much they had revealed.