Several big tech companies are opening up a bit more about requests made by the U.S. National Security Agency, with Google, Microsoft, Facebook, Yahoo and LinkedIn detailing new information included in their respective transparency reports today.
The new reports now include how many requests for the data of its members it has received from the government, how many total users were affected, and what percentage of those received a response from the company. Apple released similar data last week alongside its earnings call, and there’s a reason for the timing that’s non-coincidental: A change to the Foreign Intelligence Security Act just put into effect now allows the companies to share more specifics around what kind of information they’re sharing and being asked to share by the government.
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