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[TheGuardian] Facebook says governments demanding more and more user data

Government requests for account data globally jumped 18% in the first half of 2015 to 41,214 accounts, up from 35,051 requests in the second half of 2014, Facebook said in a blogpost. [...]

Most government requests related to criminal cases, such as robberies or kidnappings, Facebook said. The government often requested basic subscriber information, IP addresses or account content, including people’s posts online. [...]

France, Germany and Britain also made up a large percentage of the requests and had far more content restricted in 2015. [...]

“Facebook does not provide any government with ‘back doors’ or direct access to people’s data,” Facebook wrote. [...]

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/nov/12/facebook-says-governments-s...