Google Says Government Surveillance Requests Hit All-Time High

Investigators in the U.S. filed 12,523 requests with Google during the second-half of 2016, or nearly one-third of the total number received.

Governments across the globe requested more user data from Google during the second half of 2015 than ever before, the internet giant said Monday. Google received 40,677 requests for user data between July and December 2015, up from 35,365 in the first half of the year, the company said in its latest bi-annual transparency report. The…

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