Gov't Requests Up In Latest Facebook Transparency Report
Facebook received 24 percent more requests for user data in the first half of 2014.By Evan Thomas | November 5, 2014
Facebook has published its third transparency report, covering the requests for data it processed during the first half of 2014. In that time, the social media giant says government requests for data have increased by 24 percent.
"The report says it received 35,000 requests for user data from governments around the world. That's up from roughly 28,000 requests made during the second half of 2013." (Video via KNTV)
The U.S. was the most active country on Facebook's list; most of its nearly 15,500 requests covering more than 23,000 profiles were search warrants or subpoenas connected to criminal investigations.