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Posted by on Jul 3, 2012 in Social Networks |

Twitter: America is the most requested user’s private data

Twitter: America is the most requested user's private data

has introduced its first public of transparency, which has revealed a fact that insurance does not impress anyone: The U.S. government is behind the majority of requests for private information of users of the microblogging social network.

In his official Twitter blog explains that governmental 849 for information of users, received between January 1 and June 30, 2012, 80% were performed in the United States.

As you read: 679 requests were made by Obama’s government institutions, usually arguing that they would use the Data in criminal investigations.

The United States was followed by Japan, with 98 applications, while tied for third place are the 11 requests from agencies in the UK and the same number of organizations in Canada, as shown in the following table published by Twitter on his blog:

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In this report, ensuring updated twice a year and have inspired Google to the guys from Twitter also show the applications received for the removal of posted content or materials affected by “copyright”, where they received 3,378 orders for elimination, but do not indicate from which countries came:
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As a curiosity from Twitter stress that have received more requests from the governments to disclose user information in the first half of 2012 to around 2011, which I think is worth thinking: Do they have a fear of social networks ? I understand that argue that it is “safe” and all have patriotic history, but as for many political security is a concept differently from many citizens …

And, excuse me how poorly thought out, but when the “security” is used as a cover for acts of censorship, repression or threats to fundamental freedoms, cease to believe in their “heroic intentions.”

Links:
- Twitter Transparency Report (Twitter Blog)
Report of Transparency Twitter (Twitter Care Center)

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