transparency report

Vietnam threatens to penalize Facebook for breaking its draconian cybersecurity law

Well, that didn’t take long. We’re less than 10 days into 2019 and already Vietnam is aiming threats at Facebook for violating its draconian cybersecurity law, which came into force on Jan

Facebook is not equipped to stop the spread of authoritarianism

Facebook isn't responsible for government decisions to clamp down on free expression. But the question remains: How can companies stop assisting authoritarian governments, inadvertently or otherwise?

In revamped transparency report, Apple reveals uptick in demands for user data

Apple’s transparency report just got a lot more — well, transparent. For years, the technology giant released a twice-a-year report on the number of government demands it received. It wasn&#82

Twitter says governments are ramping up their demands for user data

Twitter says the number of government demands for data on its users has shot up in the past year. In its latest transparency report out Thursday, the social media giant said it received 10 percent mor

Smart home tech makers don’t want to say if the feds come for your data

A decade ago, it was almost inconceivable that nearly every household item could be hooked up to the internet. These days, it’s near impossible to avoid a non-smart home gadget, and they’r

T-Mobile quietly reveals uptick in government data demands

T-Mobile has revealed an uptick in the number of demands for data it receives from the government. The cellular giant quietly posted its 2017 transparency report on August 14, revealing a 12 percent i

Twitter claims more progress on squeezing terrorist content

Twitter has put out its latest Transparency Report providing an update on how many terrorist accounts it has suspended on its platform — with a cumulative 1.2 million+ suspensions since August 2

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
Load More