Yahoo reveals US government made 13,000 requests for user data | ZDNet

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The company joins Microsoft, Facebook and Apple in publishing data on surveillance requests coming from law enforcement agencies.

Carla Gentry CSPO‘s insight:

Yahoo said that between 1 December 2012 and 31 May 2013, it received between 12,000 and 13,000 requests, "inclusive of criminal, Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA), and other requests", and said the most common of these requests concerned fraud, homicides, kidnappings, and other criminal investigations.

However, echoing Twitter and Google, Yahoo also called on the US government to allow FISA requests — the most controversial ones because the US government insists in secrecy around them — to be reported separately

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