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Facebook reports a massive spike in government demands for data, including secret orders
2018-11-15T18:37:13Z - Zack Whittaker / TechCrunch
Facebook has published the details of 13 historical national security letters it’s received for user data. It’s not the first time Facebook has disclosed a national security letter. (You can read all of the disclosed national security letters here.) Facebook’s latest transparency report shows that the number of government demands for data rocketed by 26 percent year-over-year, from 82,341 to 103,815 requests. The U.S. government’s demands for customer data went up by 30 percent to 42,466 total requests, Facebook said, affecting 70,528 accounts.

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