Facebook's shields are up over the NSA debacle, reveal requests for user data from the US authorities

Facebook saw around 10,000 requests for user data requests from US authorities last year.

@anthony256
Published Sat, Jun 15 2013 6:26 AM CDT   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 12:22 PM CST

Thank you NSA, for not being as secure as you wanted to be, because all of this news is showing the world that user data isn't as secure as we thought it was. Facebook have now come out stating they received between 9000 and 10,000 requests for user data from US authorities in the second half of last year alone.

Facebook's shields are up over the NSA debacle, reveal requests for user data from the US authorities | TweakTown.com

These requests ranged from child disappearances to petty crimes, all the way to terror threats and saw between 18,000 and 19,000 accounts. Facebook didn't state how often they complied with the requests for users' data. The social network have said they "aggressively" protect their users' data, according to Facebook's general counsel, Ted Ullyot. He added:

We frequently reject such requests outright, or require the government to substantially scale down its requests, or simply give the government much less data than it has requested. And we respond only as required by law.

Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games built around consoles. FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU tech is unwavering.

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