US Government Pries Facebook for Info on 21,000 Users

US Government Pries Facebook for Info on 21,000 Users

On Tuesday, Facebook released its Global Government Requests Report, which provides a detailed list of official requests from 74 countries since January regarding users of the social network. The US topped all the countries, asking for data on nearly 21,000, or 55 percent, of the 38,000 users worldwide who were subjected to having their information shared with government entities.

BBC News notes that the data for US requests in the report is general rather than a specific figure. In the United States, it is currently illegal for any company to reveal exact number counts of how often they receive requests from the government for information.

Written by Chris Bacavis

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