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Government user data requests increased by 24%, says Facebook

  • Government requests for social networking giant Facebook’s user data rose by a quarter in the first half of 2014 compared with the six months before that.

    The technology firm said such requests by global governments increased by 24% to nearly 35,000 for the first six months of the year, as per reports.

    In the same period, restricted Facebook content due to local laws increased by 19%.

    The firm is currently involved in a legal fight in the US against handing over user data.

     

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