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Twitter claims tech wins in quashing terror tweets

In its latest Transparency report, which covers requests it's received from governments pertaining to content on its platform, Twitter has reported a big decline in the proportion of pro-terrorism acc

Microsoft publishes first National Security Letter in transparency report

Microsoft's biannual transparency report was just released and, like many other major tech companies that have been putting out their reports recently, the company has revealed its first National Secu

Twitter fights for disclosure of national security letters

Twitter is fighting to disclose how many times the government has secretly accessed its users’ data — and a judge may soon allow the company to do so. Twitter’s fight has been ongoing s

Twitter releases national security letters

Over the last eight months, tech companies have slowly been revealing that they’ve received national security letters from the Federal Bureau of Investigation that force the firms to secretly d

Cloudflare explains how FBI gag order impacted business

Cloudflare issued its biannual transparency report yesterday, detailing the government requests for user data it received during the latter half of 2016. Many tech companies make regular disclosures a

Google just published eight National Security Letters

Google dropped a single National Security Letter into its most recent transparency report without much fanfare, but today the company published eight more NSLs in an attempt to shed more light on gove

Yahoo releases transparency report in wake of spying revelations

Yahoo released its semiannual transparency report today, the first issued by the company since Reuters revealed earlier this month that Yahoo scanned its users’ email accounts at the behest o

Google’s latest Transparency Report sets more records in government request numbers

Google has added the data from the first half of 2016 to its ongoing Transparency Report page, and the changes are pretty much what you'd expect: more requests. Some frivolous, some legit, some top se

Twitter’s new transparency report is disclosure done right

It’s common practice these days for companies that hold significant amounts of user data to publish transparency reports. Google, Facebook, Dropbox and Slack all put out their numbers on a regul

Airbnb releases first transparency report on government requests for user data

Airbnb received 188 requests for users’ data from governments around the world in the first six months of this year, according to the company’s first-ever transparency report. The home-sha

Google’s latest transparency report shows record government data requests

Google saw a record number of data requests from law enforcement agencies worldwide during the second half of 2015 as the request total passed the 40,000 mark for the first time. That's up from 35,365

USA Freedom Act allows Yahoo to disclose 3 National Security Letters

For years, tech companies have received demands from federal law enforcement for users’ data — and they’ve had to keep those demands a secret. Today, Yahoo is finally able to share three

No one organizes any crime on Slack, apparently

Slack released its second annual transparency report today, revealing that it has received a grand total of one government request for user data. Just one. The number is somewhat remarkable when compa

Government requests for Facebook user data up 13 percent

Facebook released its biannual transparency report today, detailing the requests for user data it received from government agencies in the second half of 2015. The report includes requests received by

Uber shared 14 million users’ info with the government, transparency report says

Uber released its first-ever transparency report today, following in the footsteps of other major technology companies and detailing the kinds of information it shares about riders and drivers with th

Reddit’s missing ‘warrant canary’ suggests classified data requests from feds

Reddit issued its annual transparency report Thursday morning, listing the amount and type of data requested by various authorities. There's plenty of interesting info, but perhaps most interesting is

Facebook Sees 23% Spike In Law Enforcement Requests For Data In The United States

Facebook revealed it received 23 percent more requests from law enforcement between January and June 2015 than in the second half of 2014. From January to June 2015, Facebook received a total of 17

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 reque

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

For the last two years, Google has been <a target="_blank" href="">releasing data</a> about requests to remove content and hand over user data from government a