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Google: 25,000 Government Requests for Data in First Half of 2013

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Data released by Google shows that requests rose from 21,389 to 25,879 between the second half of 2012 and the first half of 2013. In total 42,500 user accounts were targeted and Google said 65 percent of requests led to some data being given up. Data released by Google shows that requests rose from 21,389 to 25,879 between the second half of 2012 and the first half of 2013. In total 42,500 user accounts were targeted and Google said 65 percent of requests led to some data being given up. 0 Comments

Google Provides Vague Range of How Often FBI Seeks User Data

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Google has released figures on the number of FBI data requests. Google received less than 1,000 requests a year for the last four years, but it wasn't able to elaborate further due to restrictions placed by law enforcement agencies. Google has released figures on the number of FBI data requests. Google received less than 1,000 requests a year for the last four years, but it wasn't able to elaborate further due to restrictions placed by law enforcement agencies. 0 Comments

Google Transparency Report Adds Details on Subpoenas, Search Warrants, Court Orders

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Between July and December of 2012, 68 percent of the personal data requests Google received from government entities in the U.S. were through subpoenas; 22 percent were through search warrants; and the remaining 10 percent were mostly court orders. Between July and December of 2012, 68 percent of the personal data requests Google received from government entities in the U.S. were through subpoenas; 22 percent were through search warrants; and the remaining 10 percent were mostly court orders. 0 Comments

Yahoo's Shashi Seth Follows Another Exec Out the Door

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Shashi Seth, Senior VP of the Connections business unit, has announced he's leaving Yahoo. During his three and a half years at Yahoo, Seth's responsibilities included overseeing Yahoo Search, Local, Shopping, Mail, Flickr, Answers, and many more. Shashi Seth, Senior VP of the Connections business unit, has announced he's leaving Yahoo. During his three and a half years at Yahoo, Seth's responsibilities included overseeing Yahoo Search, Local, Shopping, Mail, Flickr, Answers, and many more. 0 Comments

Google Warns of State-Sponsored Cyber Attacks

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Search giant Google has begun warning users that their accounts could be at risk from government-organized cyber-attacks as the firm looks to educate users of the risks they face on the web. The messages began appearing on Tuesday. Search giant Google has begun warning users that their accounts could be at risk from government-organized cyber-attacks as the firm looks to educate users of the risks they face on the web. The messages began appearing on Tuesday. 0 Comments