74 countries request Facebook data for 38,000 users - in just six months
on 27/08/2013 15:48:17
Facebook is the latest technology company to release figures on how often governments seek information about its customers. Microsoft and Google have done the same.
As was the case with the other companies, it's hard to discern much from Facebook's data, besides the fact that, as users around the globe flocked to the world's largest social network, police and intelligence agencies followed.
Facebook and Twitter have become organizing platforms for activists and, as such, have become targets for governments.