Apparently thousands of companies do this, writes Inc. However as news continues trickling out, Internet giants feel pressed to step forward and disclose the total number of legal orders they received for user companu, including ones from the National Security Agency and from state, local, and federal police performing criminal investigations.
Between 9, and 10, accounts or devices were specified in those requests, which came from looking for company nsa or whatever, state and local authorities and included both criminal investigations and national security matters.
There are certain categories of information which we do not provide to law enforcement or any other lookinb because we choose not to retain it. Microsoft came forward Friday after receiving the go-ahead from the government. According to John Frank, vice president and deputy general counsel, the search company received between 6, and 7, requests from U.
We understand they have to weigh carefully the impacts on national security of allowing more disclosures. With more time, we hope they will take further steps. Over the course ofthe search giant received between zero and National Security Letters--foreign intelligence-related requests from the FBI involving U.
Facebook also announced on Friday it had been given permission to looking for company nsa or whatever its number of data requests. Facebook received between 9, and 10, requests pertaining to 18, and 19, accounts. Twitter was one of several companies approached by the NSA to participate in a "dropbox" system, whereby legally requested data could be copied from their own server to one owned by the NSA, The Guardian reports.
However, the start-up flatly denied the request and has since joined the rally for support to publish more details about the number of U. More from Inc.
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