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Facebook report on government data requests a reminder there is no privacy

John P. Mello Jr. | Aug. 29, 2013
Facebook, others cannot refuse legitimate requests, so users should think twice before posting and follow employers' policies for social networks

Tech companies, including Facebook, Google and Microsoft, are pressing the U.S. government for more flexibility in categorizing information requests, particularly in light of recent revelations of massive data collection on Internet activity by the U.S. National Security Agency.

Companies are prohibited from providing anything more than a range of the number of NSA requests and of affected user accounts.


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