AP - FACEBOOK: Governments Demanded Data On 38k UsersSubmitted by emalvini on Tue, 08/27/2013 - 11:41
AP - FACEBOOK: Governments Demanded Data On 38k Users
BY MATT APUZZO
Aug 27, 11:11 AM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Government agents in 74 countries demanded information on about 38,000 Facebook users in the first half of this year, with about half the orders coming from authorities in the United States, the company said Tuesday.
The social-networking giant is the latest technology company to release figures on how often governments seek information about its customers. Microsoft and Google have done the same.