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Time Warner Cable received less than 250 national security orders

Time Warner Cable outlines government data requests throughout 2013.

Published Mon, Mar 24 2014 3:10 PM CDT   |   Updated Sat, Aug 8 2020 10:29 AM CDT

Time Warner Cable processed almost 12,000 government requests in 2013, with 82 percent subpoenas, 12 percent court-ordered incidents, 4 percent were search warrants, 2 percent were emergency requests, and 0.3 percent were wiretap orders.

Time Warner Cable received less than 250 national security orders | TweakTown.com

TWC says the company received between 0 and 249 National Security Orders, though cannot identify an exact number. The company wants to become more open about customer information requests, especially after Edward Snowden's spying disclosures made last year.

We will issue future Transparency Reports on a semi-annual basis," TWC said in a statement. "We have also provided answers to frequently asked questions related to the practices we follow to strengthen protections for the privacy of customer information."

The NSA itself might begin offering transparency reports, as American citizens and foreign residents angry over organized NSA spying. Despite promised transparency from the US federal government and private Internet and telecom companies, users are now significantly more aware of snooping and other questionable behavior.

An experienced tech journalist and marketing specialist, Michael joins TweakTown looking to cover everything from consumer electronics to enterprise cloud technology. A former Staff Writer at DailyTech, Michael is now the West Coast News Editor and will contribute news stories on a daily basis. In addition to contributing here, Michael also runs his own tech blog, AlamedaTech.com, while he looks to remain busy in the tech world.

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