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Government requests for Google data hits record high
Washington (AFP) July 19, 2016
Government requests to Google for user data hit a record high in the second half of 2015, the online giant said. In its transparency report released Monday, Google said governments around the world made 40,677 requests related to more than 81,000 accounts in the July-December period. That compared with just over 35,000 requests in the prior six-month period on nearly 69,000 accounts. "Usage of our services have increased every year, and so have the user data request numbers," Google said. ... read more

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