transparency report

  • Government Requests For Twitter Account Data Up 46% Since Second Half Of 2013

    Government Requests For Twitter Account Data Up 46% Since Second Half Of 2013

    Early this morning, Twitter released its biannual transparency report, detailing the number of requests from global governments for account information, and content takedown demands. Information requests from governments regarding account information for the first half of 2014 totaled 2,058, up 46% from the second half of 2013, and up 77.87% from the year-ago period. The pace of growth in… Read More

  • Google Transparency Report: U.S. Content Removal Requests Increased 103%

    Google Transparency Report: U.S. Content Removal Requests Increased 103%

    For the last two years, Google has been releasing data about requests to remove content and hand over user data from government agencies around the world. Late last night, the company released the latest set of this data, which covers the second half of 2011. In it, Google notes that it received 187 content removal requests from U.S. government agencies, asking for the removal of 6,192… Read More